Chinese refiners will take the contaminated oil from pipeline “Friendship” – this is reported by sources to Reuters.
According to interlocutors of the edition, the raw material with the content of the chlororganics are going to buy traders Vitol and Unipec, which in turn will appeal to independent Chinese companies.
Clean the Urals crude oil traded on average at $ 74 per barrel. For hydrocarbons with impurities offer Chinese refinery at a discount of 10-20 dollars. In Asia, the proposal is still wary – you must first to spend more quality tests to understand how they can recycle this oil. One option is to dilute it with pure product.
Vitol has sent China’s first 130 thousand tons of contaminated oil. Their shipping is the Suezmax tanker Sonangol Rangel. The company Unipec is preparing to send two tankers – New Comfort and LVCC Amyntas with 270 thousand tons each.