Russia, the world’s second-largest oil exporter, plans to increase daily shipments of Urals and Siberian Light crude from four Baltic and Black Sea ports by 2.4 percent in April, the preliminary loading schedules show.
Russia will ship 2.463 million barrels of oil a day from the Baltic port of Primorsk and from Novorossiysk, Tuapse and Yuzhny on the Black Sea, according to the preliminary loading program compiled by OAO Transneft, Russia’s oil-pipeline operator. Exports from the four ports were forecast to average 2.405 million barrels a day this month. Preliminary schedules are subject to change.
About 1.44 million barrels a day will be exported from Primorsk, compared with 1.49 million barrels a day in March, according to the schedule.
Russia also plans to increase shipments of ESPO crude from its Pacific port of Kozmino by about 10 percent next month, an earlier schedule showed.
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