Colombia's Ecopetrol tenders to buy a diluent naphtha cargo for June

martes 13 de mayo de 2014 11:23 GYT

HOUSTON May 13 (Reuters) - Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol launched a tender to buy a 290,000-310,000 barrel cargo of diluent naphtha to be received on June 5-9 at Mamonal port, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Colombian oil exports have been affected since late March by damages in a key pipeline, the Cano Limon-Covenas. Ecopetrol said this month it expects to repair the line in the coming days and pump 800,000 barrels of crude accumulated.

Ecopetrol will receive bids for this tender until May 14 and they must be indexed to natural gasoline prices at Mont Belvieu.

Colombia and Venezuela import diluent naphtha to mix with their production of extraheavy and heavy crudes. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by)