Hindustan Petroleum Said to Buy Nigerian Crude From Vitol

Hindustan Petroleum Corp., India’s third-largest state refiner, bought 2 million barrels of Nigerian crude from Vitol Group for loading from June 1 to June 30, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

The company purchased 2 million barrels of Qua Iboe grade via tender, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is confidential.

Elizabeth Adams, a London-based spokeswoman for Vitol, declined to comment on market-related matters when contacted via e-mail by Bloomberg News today.