HOUSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Colombian oil company Ecopetrol launched a tender to buy three 280,000-290,000 barrel cargoes of ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), to be received in March, according to an invitation seen by Reuters on Friday.
Ecopetrol bought one 195,000-200,000 barrel cargo of gasoline earlier this month and the 80,000 barrel per day (bpd) Cartagena refinery, operated by the state-run company, sold virgin naphtha and high-sulfur diesel (HSD) on the open market.
The ULSD cargoes, with maximum 30 parts per million sulfur, can be delivered in the U.S. Gulf Coast or any Caribbean port and they also can be unloaded at Pozos Colorados port, in Colombia, the document says.
The first cargo should arrive Colombia on March 8-12 and the last one on March 26-30. Ecopetrol will receive offers until February 18. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga)