Russia’s TNK-BP Said to Reissue Novorossiysk Urals Tender

TNK-BP reissued a tender to sell a cargo of Russian Urals crude oil for loading next month from the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, according to two traders with knowledge of the matter.

The 140,000 metric-ton shipment is for loading Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, two days later than yesterday’s offer, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is confidential. The tender closes today.

Novorossiysk, Russia’s largest Black Sea port, halted loading crude tankers yesterday because of storms, according to OAO Transneft.

Loadings are expected to resume later today if the weather improves as forecast, Igor Dyomin, a spokesman for Transneft, said yesterday by phone from Moscow.

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