Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA shipped the cargo aboard the Negra Hipolita vessel, according to AIS tracking data on the Reuters Freight Fundamentals Database and to trade sources. The same tanker carried the first such shipment in November, the sources said.
PDVSA could not immediately be reached for comment.
“The aggressions against Syria are continuing,” Chavez said in an address last month. “It’s the same formula they (the West) used against Libya - inject violence, inject terrorism from abroad and later invoke the United Nations to intervene.”
The South American OPEC member nation has also tried to aid Iran with fuel supplies amid sanctions over its nuclear programme.