Reuters reports on millions of barrels of oil that were left without a buyer.
The media, citing data from the Vortexa analytical company, reported that tankers loaded with about 62 million barrels of Russian Urals grade oil are forced to drift into the sea due to the lack of buyers for fuel.
According to Reuters, a larger volume of the resource is afloat than it was before the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
At the moment, 15% of the total number of vessels loaded with oil remain unclaimed. The publication points to the indicator as a record for a long period of time.
Analysts estimate that by May 2022, the volume of Russian oil exports fell to 6.7 million barrels per day.
Previously, the daily volume was 7.9 million – this is the figure for February 2022.
Now the main consumers of Russian oil are India and China, the media notes.
At the same time, as previously agreed, China has increased purchases of the ES variety from Eastern Siberia.
In addition, there is data on the booking of vessels by Rosneft and Gazprom Neft over the past weeks of Sovcomflot vessels that are supposed to supply oil to Asia.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that in mid-March, Russia got into an oil hole.
Then, recall, a barrel of Brent crude oil fell below one hundred dollars per unit.