The company "Klaipedos Nafta" is going to ship in late August, a trial batch of Venezuelan oil to Belarus.
About This was announced CEO learned "Klaipedos Nafta" Rokas Masiulis.
He noted that the company has signed a contract to supply a test batch of Venezuelan oil with "Transchema", which in Lithuania is promoting the production of the enterprises included in the "Belneftekhim" concern to the markets of Lithuania and other European countries.
"This is the first tanker, a test batch — 80,000 tons of oil — said Rokas Masiulis. — We want to see the route as will work our equipment, which will take time to determine what will be needed to make an investment of large quantities of Venezuelan oil, as well as, and most importantly, we want to keep track of such peravalak impact on the environment — the main factor for us. '
"Klaipedos Nafta" is going to continue negotiations on further deliveries of larger quantities of Venezuelan oil — it is a trans-shipment via Klaipeda about 2 million tons of oil a year.
"Economically, we are very interested in handling of Venezuelan oil to Belarus — says Rokas Masiulis — but the signing of an annual contract of handling 2 million tons will be possible after, as we will see in her a safe environment, as well as understand how much money should be invested in technical equipment for the handling of such large quantities — about 160,000 tons per month. And most importantly — we need guarantees of the Belarusian side, these supplies will be long-term — for 5-10 years. With these safeguards, we are ready for more investment in the expansion of the terminal, "- said the head of" Klaipedos Nafta ".