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Ukraine imported $ 250 million worth of oil

07 September 2019

Azerbaijan remains the key supplier

In January-August 2019, Ukraine imported 482.2 thousand tons of oil for $ 249.6 million. Such data were disclosed by the State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine. 

More than 90% of oil was imported from Azerbaijan – $ 229.2 million Also in the statistics were shipments of oil from the USA – $ 15,049 million. 
$ 2.596 million worth of oil was delivered from Kazakhstan and $ 2.699 million from other sources. 

Recall that in July it became known that the largest producer of oil products in Ukraine Kremenchuk Oil Refinery (Ukrtatnafta PJSC) contracted 75,000 tons of Bakken light oil from BP. 

The state-owned NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine is the shareholder of Ukrtatnafta, but in fact Ukrtatnafta is controlled by the informal group "Privat" owned by Ihor Kolomoiskyi and Hennadii Boholiubov. The refinery processes Ukrnafta’s Ukrainian oil and light Azerbaijani oil of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) with delivery to the port of Odesa.

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