Russia delivers first batch of LPG to Pakistan

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A first batch of 100,000 metric tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) was delivered to Pakistan by Russia on Tuesday.

The Russian Embassy reported the delivery was made through Iran’s Sarakhs Special Economic Zone on its official X handle.

A second shipment is being discussed, it added.

In an earlier report, the Express Tribune quoted sources and said that independent Russian oil refiner Forteinvest had clinched a deal with Pakistan to ship Russian gasoline by land, days before a ban on EU imports hit. Russian refiners are looking for alternative markets for motor fuels.

A trader has purchased 1,000 tonnes of gasoline from Forteinvest’s Orsk plant for delivery to Pakistan, and the company is in discussions to supply the country with gasoline, diesel, and LPG.

Russian oil is bought by Pakistan for the first time

Rather than having direct rail connections between Russia and Pakistan, the refined products will be shipped from the Orsk refinery in Russia’s Orenburg region near the Kazakhstan border to Afghanistan, then reloaded into tank trucks for shipment to Pakistan.

Islamabad and Moscow signed a new deal in June to arrange for discounted Russian crude oil to be delivered to Karachi.

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