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Reliance denies selling oil to Venezuela by sidestepping US sanctions

Reliance will continue its transactions in full compliance of prevailing sanctions, the company said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Reliance Industries, operator of the world's largest oil refining complex, Friday said it has never sidestepped US sanctions against and has completely stopped supplying fuel to the Latin American nation.

Since the imposition of US sanctions, Reliance has been in continuous communication with the regarding its activities in Venezuela, the company said in a statement.

"Reliance has been transparent with US authorities and also has provided detailed feedback to the as they were formulating and adjusting US policy regarding product shipments to Venezuela," it said.

"Reliance not only has complied with US sanctions laws, but also has done its best to adjust its dealings with on a voluntary basis to reflect the ongoing changes in US policy."

The company said it has "stopped shipments of diluent naphtha to Venezuela, and has reduced its purchases of Venezuelan to well below its contracted levels."


On reports of its refineries in Jamnagar continuing to send fuel to in violation of sanctions, Reliance said "a few to Venezuela, treated as offsets for receipts, were committed and in-transit when there were no specific restrictions to such transactions. They were all fuels refined in "

Reliance will continue its transactions in full compliance of prevailing sanctions, it added.

First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 21:50 IST
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