Confirmed the resumption of oil exports from Mexico to Cuba

The tanker Telsa, owned by the Cuban military commercial group GAESA, arrived. Mexico to collect Fuel Another Cuban vessel, the Vilma, was delivered to the same location last week at the facilities of state oil company PEMEX.

Above, this Confirms resumption of regular oil exports from Mexico to CubaSuspended after a year last March, Jorge Piñon, director of the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program at the University of Texas, confirmed to DIARIO DE CUBA.

“Vilma is already in Jagua Bay. Now Telsa is waiting to be loaded at Kotchagolkos/Bajaritos anchorage,” the expert said. Both vessels are sanctioned by the US Treasury Department.

Verified by this editorial Marine monitoring stations That The second vessel is next to a group of vessels waiting to enter the PEMEX terminal located at the Bajaritos Petrochemical Complex.Located in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

last week, Vilma left Pajaritos with about 400,000 barrels of Mexican light crude oil., Piñón pointed out, this load is an estimate calculated from the ship's draft. The ship reached that destination on May 27, meaning hydrocarbon deliveries from the neighboring country to Havana resumed.

Oil exports from Mexico to Cuba 2023 and the first quarter of 2024 is the lifeline of the island, they were discontinued in the third month of the current year. During this period, the country became the second largest supplier of crude oil to the island, behind only Venezuela, whose regular exports are low.

Enrolled by University of Texas Energy Program for Latin America and the Caribbean 32 cruises to Cuba from Mexican ports beginning March 22, 2023Visits to the port of Pastelillo in Havana, Moa, Cienfuegos, Madanzas and Nuevas.

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Havana used U.S. sanctioned GAESA tankers such as Vilma and Mexico-owned or leased Telsa and Esperanza in this exchange.

Yes right It is not known how Havana pays for these exportsThat drew conflicting statements from Mexican government officials, with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador describing them as donations and the head of PEMEX denying it, saying their suspension came after the Mexican oil company reported a decline in production.

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