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World Iranian fuel tanker has moored at Venezuela's El Palito refinery - TV

12:00  25 may  2020
12:00  25 may  2020 Source:   reuters.com

5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics

  5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.5 million worth of gasoline and similar products are now sailing to Venezuela, part of a wider deal between the two U.S.-sanctioned nations amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 30, 2017 file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, inaugurates the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has moored at Venezuela ' s El Palito refinery , Iran 's English-language Press TV reported on Monday. Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and components in a move criticised by U.S

Venezuela had said its navy and air force would escort the tankers after Tehran warned of It plans to sail to the El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello in northern Carabobo state, according to Relations between Caracas and Tehran have become close since former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez

DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) - The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has moored at Venezuela's El Palito refinery, Iran's English-language Press TV reported on Monday.

Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and components in a move criticised by U.S. authorities as both nations are under U.S. sanctions, according to the governments, sources and calculations by TankerTrackers.com.

"The Iranian oil/chem Handymax tanker, FORTUNE, which loaded 43 million liters of gasoline during mid-March at Port Shahid Rajaee, Iran, has now moored at berth 2 at the refinery of El Palito, Venezuela, situated west of capital city, Caracas," tweeted TankerTrackers.com.

A second vessel, the Forest, entered the Caribbean Sea on Saturday. The three remaining vessels were crossing the Atlantic. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Jason Neely and Mark Potter)

Against the economic crisis, Venezuela increases the price of gasoline .
© REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado A Venezuelan walks past a sculpture at the entrance to the national oil company PDVSA, in Caracas, May 17, 2019. (image d 'illustration) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Saturday May 30 an increase in the price of gasoline. So far, Venezuelans have only given a few worthless tickets to the country's pump attendant. Gas will now have a cost. These new prices will take effect this Sunday, May 31.

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