Venezuelan Regime Resumes Oil Shipments to China Despite US Sanctions

The Venezuelan regime has resumed direct shipments of oil to China despite the economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, aimed at overthrowing socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

The Venezuelan regime has resumed direct shipments of oil to China despite the economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, aimed at overthrowing socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

According to an El Mundo Monday report, internal documents from Venezuela’s state-controlled oil company PDVSA and Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data revealed that the Maduro regime has been sending oil to Beijing over the last few weeks.

The report pointed out that the first tanker to resume transport of Venezuelan crude directly to China was the Kyoto, identified by shipping monitoring service TankerTrackers.com while loading 1.8 million barrels of heavy crude at Venezuela’s Jose port in August.

PDVSA’s loading schedules and shipping documents and Refinitiv Eikon data showed that at least one other tanker, named the Warrior King, is currently discharging Venezuelan crude at China’s Bayuquan port, while two PetroChina-owned vessels loaded oil in Venezuela this month.

El Mundo said that an internal PDVSA document also revealed that Kyoto, chartered by a company called Wanneng Munay, discharged at China’s Dalian oil terminal in early November after covering a large portion of its route to Asia in a so-called “dark voyage,” with its location transponder offline.


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