Rosneft President Igor Sechin (Image courtesy of Rosneft)

Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft awarded  its April-to-September Urals crude tender to Shell, Total and Eni, Reuters said Tuesday.

The winners of the tender, one of the world’s biggest, will lift 100,000-metric-ton Urals cargos from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-luga.

“All three majors will were granted cargoes from Primorsk, while vessels fron Ust-Luga were split between Total and Eni,” Reuters said, citing unnamed industry sources.

Rosneft’s tender was for between 9.24 million tonnes and 15.24 million tonnes of Urals crude oil for April – September loadings, the report said.

The prior six-month jumbo tender was for 7.62-15.04 million metric tons.

The buyers were offered between 4.2 million metric tons and 7.2 million metric tons of Urals from Primorsk and 2.4-3.6 million metric tons from the neighbouring Ust-luga, the report said.

Rosneft also offered between 0.96 million metric tons and 1.92 million metric tons of Urals with cargoes of 80,000 metric tons each from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk and 1.68 million metric tons – 2.52 million metric tons of 140,000-metric-ton cargos.

An official announcement about the tender results is expected Wednesday, traders told Reuters.


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