UK, (bbabo.net). The supply of millions of barrels of fuel produced from Russian oil to the UK continues despite sanctions, reports BBC.com.
According to the researchers, Russian oil is refined in third countries such as India, and the resulting petroleum products - diesel and jet fuel - are exported to the UK.
The US Department of Energy said that the country's oil reserves fell by 9.2 million barrels over the week.
This type of trading is not illegal and does not violate Britain's ban on Russian oil, but critics say it undermines the outcome expected from sanctions targeting Russia.
The UK government denies importing Russian oil from 2022. However, a research paper by the Global Witness group of companies notes that during 2023, the country received about 5.2 million barrels of petroleum products produced from Russian crude oil.
The bulk of imports come from three refineries in India - Jamnagar, Vadinar and New Mangalore - and nine others in several countries, including China.
According to the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), during the first 12 months of sanctions alone, from December 2022, the volume of petroleum products from Russian oil imported by the UK was around €667 million.