The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has condemned the terrorist drone attacks on two oil pumping stations of Aramco Co. in Saudi Arabia, the state new agency, Petra, has reported.
Venezuela’s crucial oil upgraders have stopped processing heavy crude because a decline in exports due to U.S. sanctions has left the OPEC nation without sufficient storage space, seven sources familiar with the facilities told Reuters.
Supplies of clean oil from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline to Slovakia and Hungary will be resumed on May 21-24.
Russia will fully resume export of clean crude through the Druzhba pipeline in late May-early June, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.
Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for a stronger effort and cooperation for maritime safety.
Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak does not expect the amount of damage from the oil contamination in the Druzhba pipeline to exceed $100 mln.
The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global warming.
Al Mazrouei, in turn, thanked Sheikh Hamad for the great support he offers to the ministry.
Russia may sell contaminated oil at a discount, Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Interfax news agency.
Saudi Arabia restarted its main cross-country oil pipeline after a drone attack by Iran-backed rebels that halted the link and escalated tensions in the world’s largest oil-exporting region.