Venezuela's PDVSA tenders to sell two 240,000 bbl cargoes of jet fuel

lunes 10 de marzo de 2014 18:10 GYT

HOUSTON, March 10 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run PDVSA launched a tender to sell two 240,000 barrel cargoes of jet fuel for March, according to an invitation seen by Reuters on Monday.

The company has increased sales of jet fuel on the open market since the end of January, after fixing problems at several plants, including the restart of a crude distillation unit and the flexicoker of its largest refinery, the 645,000 barrel per day (bpd) Amuay.

The first cargo offered by PDVSA should be loaded on March 19-21 at Punta Cardon, the dock that serves the 310,000 bpd Cardon refinery in the western coast of Venezuela.

The second one will be delivered on March 27-29 at Curacao island, where PDVSA operates the 335,000 bpd Isla refinery.

Both cargoes must have as destination Florida, the U.S. Gulf Coast, U.S. East or West coasts, Caribbean, Canada, Northwest Europe, West Africa or the Mediterranean. Bids should be submitted before March 12 and payment has to be made in euros eight days after delivery of bill of lading. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga)