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Three Urals Crude Cargoes Said to Be Dropped From Loading Plan

July 02, 2012

Three cargoes of Russian Urals crude were dropped from the loading program for July, according to three people with knowledge of the shipping schedule.

One shipment of 140,000 metric tons for July 19 to July 20 loading from the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk and two 100,000- ton consignments for July 14 to July 15 and July 23 to July 24 from Primorsk on the Baltic Sea were canceled, said the people, who declined to be identified because the information is confidential.

All three cargoes were owned by TNK-BP, the Russian oil producer half-owned by BP Plc (BP/), according to a loading plan released last week.

Loading programs are schedules of crude shipments compiled by field operators to allow buyers and sellers to plan their supply and trading activities.

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