Russia’s Dirty Oil Crisis Unresolved as Port Loads Tainted Cargo

Bloomberg Quint | May 15, 2019 at 12:59 PM
  • Russia’s efforts to resolve an unprecedented oil-contamination crisis suffered a setback as the nation loaded another tainted cargo in the Baltic, days after the government had said the port was clear.
  • Resolving the problem could take months as millions of tons of tainted oil have to be removed from pipelines in Belarus and Ukraine, as well as storage tanks in the Baltic port.
  • Output between May 2 and 12 dropped to 11.16 million barrels a day on average, compared with 11.233 million in April.