Russia considering redirecting petroleum products from Baltic ports to Russian

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A decision on the redirection of supplies of Russian petroleum products from Baltic ports to Russian may be made in November, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov told journalists according to Interfax.

He said that the decision on supplies for next year could be made before the end of this year. «Most likely, in November,» he said.

Earlier Transneft President Nikolai Tokarev said that the surplus at Ust-Luga, Primorsk and Novorossiysk ports would allow for redirecting petroleum product supplies to these ports. These supplies are currently being transported to Baltic ports. At present 13.5 million tons of diesel fuel is transported from Russia to Riga and Ventspils a year.