Saudi Arabia imported 174,000 barrels of diesel and gasoil a day from Russia in April, Bloomberg
reported earlier this week, citing data from analytics firm Kpler.
This figure comes in contrast to 137,700 barrels per day recorded in the previous month. Imports kept rising in May, and amounted to 191,200 barrels a day in the first two weeks of the month alone, marking a record high since 2017, Azerbaycan24
wrote, quoting the news site.
At the same time, the Middle East nation emerged as the European Union’s number one supplier, leapfrogging Russia since February. The kingdom, however, is reportedly not reselling the diesel and gasoil that it receives from Russia, as such a move would be considered a breach of sanctions, the article explains.