Cuba receives again more than 90,000 tons of oil from Russia

Venezuela exported a record amount of oil to Cuba in September for 2023

HAVANA, March 31. Cuba received a ship from Russia with more than 90,000 tons of oil to alleviate the energy crisis that the Caribbean country is going throughthe Ministry of Energy and Mines reported this Saturday.

The ship arrived at the Matanzas base (west of the country) and would be the second shipment of crude oil from Moscow to Havana after the one carried out on March 17 when 650,000 barrels of crude oil arrived – valued at almost 50 million dollars.

Cuba is going through an energy crisis reflected in interruptions in the electricity service that have extended to more than 10 hours a day. These shipments occur after several high-level official visits between both countries.

The most recent was that of the island’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Ricardo Cabrisas, to the Eurasian country.
During Cabrisas’ stay in Moscow, Russia granted a new loan to Havana – for an undisclosed amount – to “guarantee the stable supply of oil, petroleum products, wheat and fertilizers,” according to the state agency Prensa Latina.