|2021-01-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据烃加工新闻1月7日消息称，据Refinitiv Eikon的船舶跟踪数据和知情人士透露，印度最大炼油商印度石油公司(IOC)已装载了第一批伊拉克新引进的巴士拉中质原油货物。
朱佳妮 摘译自 烃加工新闻
India's IOC buys its first cargo of Iraqi Basra Medium oil
Indian Oil Corp (IOC) , the country's top refiner, has loaded its first cargo of Iraq's newly introduced Basra Medium crude grade, according to ship tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon and a source with knowledge of the matter.
IOC loaded the cargo onto Minerva Kalypso, a suezmax-sized vessel, which left Iraq's southern port of Basra on Jan. 4, the data showed.
The ship is expected to arrive at Chennai port in southeastern India for IOC's subsidiary Chennai Petroleum Corp (CPCL) around Jan. 14.
Iraq's state oil marketing company (SOMO) launched the new sour crude grade in January by splitting existing Basra Light production into two grades to provide better quality stability.
"From this year IOC will get all three grades - Basra Light, Basra Medium and Basra Heavy - depending on the availability with the supplier," the source said, adding that the 1 million barrels of Basra Medium crude would go to CPCL.
Along with Chennai Petroleum, IOC controls about a third of the 5 million bpd of refining capacity in India.
"CPCL has been procuring Basra Light and Basra Heavy crude oil from Iraq and Basra Medium was procured recently for the first time, this is after the introduction of this grade by SOMO supplier to the market for the first time," the company said in a statement to Reuters.
Iraq has increased crude exports by introducing Basra Medium after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies agreed to raise output by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January.