Azerbaijan supplied 360,100 tons of oil to Belarus in the first quarter of 2021, said Ibrahim Ahmadov, Deputy Head of the Department for Organization of Events and Public Relations of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Report informs, citing Interfax.
“In the first quarter of this year, four tankers with a total volume of 360,100 tons of Azerbaijani oil were sent to Belarus. Two tankers were sent from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, the remaining two from the Georgian port of Supsa,” Ahmadov said.
He noted that in April there were no supplies from SOCAR to Belarus “and there were no requests for the near future.”
SOCAR Trading (a subsidiary of SOCAR) has signed a contract with the Belarusian side for the supply of approximately 1 million tons of oil in 2021. SOCAR Trading started oil supplies to the Belarusian Belneftekhim concern in March 2020.
In total, in 2020, SOCAR supplied Belneftekhim with about 1 million tons of oil, including about 720,000 tons of Azerbaijani oil.
Oil supplies from Azerbaijan to Belarus via the Odesa-Brody pipeline were carried out in 2011. The contract provided for the supply of 4 million tons, but the actual volume of shipments was about 900,000 tons.