The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Revolution, announced that the Baniyas refinery will return to work after the availability of crude oil that was delivered from Iran.
The refinery has returned to work and took off with its basic units after a one-month hiatus due to the stoppage of crude oil imports. Today it is operating with good production capacity and produces all oil derivatives.
Earlier this week, Iran transported one million barrels of oil to the Mediterranean Port of Baniyas in the Tartous Governorate; this helped alleviate the Syrian oil crisis, which was made worse by the Suez Canal’s blockage.
A source in the Syrian Oil Transport Company confirmed to RT Arabic that an Iranian oil tanker had arrived at the Baniyas terminal on the Syrian coast.
The tanker is carrying one million barrels of oil, without commenting on the reports about another three tankers heading toward the Syrian Arab Republic from the Persian Gulf. The tanker is part of a larger fleet of tankers heading to Baniyas in Syria.
Almasdar / ABC Flash Point Oil Shipping News 2021.