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Oil, Gas Shipments Advanced by 6% at France’s Marseille Fos Port

November 04, 2011

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Oil and gas shipments through the French port of Marseille Fos rose by 6 percent in the year’s first nine months compared with the same period last year, the port authority said.

Cargoes rose to 44.8 million metric tons, led by a 35 percent climb in liquefied natural gas shipments to 5.3 million tons and 30 percent growth in liquefied petroleum gas to 1.6 million tons, the authority said today by e-mail. Crude oil imports slid 2 percent to 21.6 million tons and dry bulk cargoes fell 18 percent to 7.3 million tons, according to the authority.

--Editors: John Deane, Nicholas Larkin

To contact the reporter on this story: Isaac Arnsdorf in London at iarnsdorf@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alaric Nightingale at anightingal1@bloomberg.net


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