Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Ukraine, Shell Expected to Sign $10Bln Shale Deal

The Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, Russia’s biggest outlet for energy resources and commodities such as grain, halted crude-oil loading but continues to load all other cargoes, a port spokeswoman said Friday.

“The Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port continues all types of docking, loading and discharge operations for all types of cargo, except for operations in the Sheskharis oil area, as weather conditions allow them to be carried out safely in the harbor of the Novorossiisk port,” the spokeswoman said.

“At Sheskharis, loading has been stopped, vessels have been taken out on roads, and port equipment has been secured.”

Transshipment from the Transneft export pipeline system takes place at Sheskharis.

Transneft said loadings were halted Jan. 15.

“There will be no loading before Monday. It could even not be before Wednesday,” Transneft official Igor Dyomin said.

“Transneft continues pumping oil to Novorossiisk. We have enough spare reservoirs.”

The Federal Hydrometeorological Center said high winds between 14 and 17 meters per second will not subside before Tuesday.

Earlier on Friday, Novorossiisk said total cargo turnover edged up last year as growth in general cargo shipments, mostly steel, offset declines in crude oil and grain.

Russia plans to increase shipments of its Urals crude oil from Novorossiisk to 3.135 million tons in January from 2.91 million in December.

Related articles:

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more