HOUSTON Feb 11 Costa Rica's refining company
Recope launched a tender to buy one 20,000 barrel cargo of MTBE
to be received the first half of April at Port Moin, according
to an invitation seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Recope's 25,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Puerto
Limon partially satisfies the Costa Rican domestic demand, but
the company also imports finished fuels.
Last year, it bought from Valero Energy 67 cargoes
of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to be received during 2014 and
it also tendered to buy several cargoes of MTBE (methyl tertiaty
butyl ether, used to oxygenate the gasoline), fuel oil and up to
1.53 million barrels of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) on the
The company will receive offers for this tender until
February 17 and they must be indexed to MTBE prices in the U.S.