It is reported that Belarus is testing new routes for its oil imports from Venezuela eyeing shipments through Lithuanian ports as Minsk seeks to diversify crude deliveries due to strained relations with Russia, its main energy supplier.
Mr Klaipedos Nafta general manager Rokas Masiulis said "We are discussing with Belarussians possibility of importing crude via Klaipeda. At the moment we are discussing one tanker as a trial. It would be in the beginning of September or late in August."
He said that "We are also discussing long term shipments up to 2.0 million tonnes per year."