Fortune: Russia ramps up 'secret' oil sales

After the start of the special operation, a number of countries declared an oil embargo on Russia. However, according to Fortune magazine, there is evidence of shadow sales of Russian energy resources, and the demand for oil from the Russian Federation may grow, despite the prohibitions of Washington and its allies.

Thus, the Israeli consulting company Winward, dealing with maritime risks, reports that since the start of the special operation, transponders on Russian oil tankers are turned off 60 percent more often than before.

We are seeing a rapid increase in cases of Russian tankers deliberately turning off their transmission devices temporarily to circumvent sanctions.

– said in an interview with CNN the head of Winward Ami Daniel.

According to the same company, since March 12, ships have turned off transponders 33 times during the week, which is 236 percent more than in the same period in 2021.

Russian tankers are trying to disappear from the radar and get away from the sanctions pressure of the West. Thus, Moscow secretly exports oil: according to the research firm Rystad Energy, within five weeks after the start of a special operation in Ukraine, from 1,2 to 1,5 million barrels of oil from Russia were hidden from radars.

Meanwhile, as CNBC informs, there is an increase in the transportation of Russian oil to India and China, where black gold from the Russian Federation is sold at big discounts.
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  1. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) April 4 2022 12: 14
    Well done! If you want to live - know how to spin! Everyone has already been fed up with these US sanctions pressures, so a lot of experience has been accumulated on how to bypass these sanctions ...
  2. Zenn Offline Zenn
    Zenn (Andrei) April 5 2022 09: 06
    It must be clarified that it is not Russia that is secretly selling, but Western companies, in violation of their own sanctions, are secretly buying.