Cuba receives more than 90,000 tons of oil from Russia

Cuba receives more than 90,000 tons of oil from Russia


Cuba received a ship from Russia with more than 90,000 tons of oil to alleviate the energy crisis that the Caribbean country is going through, the Ministry of Energy and Mines reported this Saturday.

The ship arrived at the Matanzas base (west of the country) and would be the second shipment of crude oil from Moscow to Cuba after the one carried out on March 17 when they arrived 650,000 barrels of crude oilvalued at almost 50 million dollars.

Cuba is going through an energy crisis reflected in interruptions in the electricity service that have extended to more than 10 hours a day.

These shipments occur after several high-level official visits between both countries. The most recent was that of the island’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Ricardo Cabrisas, to the Eurasian country.

During Cabrisas’ stay in Moscow, Russia granted a new loan to Havana -for a value that was not disclosed- to “guarantee the stable supply of oil, petroleum products, wheat and fertilizers,” according to the state agency Prensa Latina.

The Cuban Government has recently assured that part of the problems in electricity generation is explained by the drop in crude oil imports from allied countries.

Although the island’s Executive has not indicated it by name, the maritime traffic tracking data They target Venezuela and Russia itself in this ambit.



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