The first Iranian oil tanker docks in Poland

The first Iranian oil tanker docks in Poland

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Warsaw is looking for diversify its energy supply sources to move gain independence from Moscow. The country has reached an agreement also with Saudi Arabia

One of the largest Iranian oil tankers -  the Atlantas – is already unloading oil in Polish storage sites. After having announced its intention to diversify its energy supply sources to not be overly dependent on Russian energy, Warsaw is now taking the first steps to that end. The tanker is 333 meters long with a load of 2 million barrels of crude, equal to roughly 300,000 tons. This supply falls within the agreement signed earlier this year between the Polish Lotos Group and Tehran’s state run, National Iranian Oil Company. Poland has announced, however, that potential future supply agreements will depend on the quality of the oil received from Iran which will soon be analyzed by company experts. Lotos Group has also signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to get oil from Riyadh, Tehran’s main competitor.
Lastly, in the first 3 months of 2016, roughly 1/4 of the supply to the Polish refinery in Gdańsk, were not from Russia.