MOSCOW, June 24 Surgutneftegas will
export a first cargo of diesel from the Baltic port of Ust Luga
this week as Russian refiners seek new outlets for excess
volumes of the road fuel, traders said on Tuesday.
The tanker Stenstraum will load around 12,000 tonnes of
diesel on June 27 out of the Sibur-Portenegro terminal owned by
Sibur, Russia's top petrochemical company, traders said.
The diesel will arrive by rail from Surgut's
420,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Kirishi refinery, traders said.
Surgut plans to export between two to four cargoes, or
44,000 to 88,000 tonnes of diesel from the Ust Luga from the
terminal, used so far for exports of naphtha and liquid
petroleum gas (LPG), traders said.
Sibur and Surgut declined to comment.
(Reporting by Natalia Chumakova, writing by Ron Bousso; editing
by Jason Neely)