Colombia's Ecopetrol tenders to buy 195,000-200,000 bbl gasoline cargo
HOUSTON May 1 (Reuters) - Colombia's state-run Ecopetrol launched a tender to buy a 195,000-200,000 barrel cargo of gasoline RON 92 for May delivery, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.
The oil company in April bought three ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) cargoes that it will receive from May to June while its 80,000 barrel per day (bpd) Cartagena refinery undergoes a major expansion program to double its capacity.
The gasoline cargo can be delivered at the U.S. Gulf Coast or the Caribbean on May 13-15, but the supplier can also opt to unload at Pozos Colorados port in Colombia on May 19-21.
Offers will be received until May 2 and they must be indexed to unleaded gasoline 87 from the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Ecopetrol last month declared force majeure over at least 25 delivery contracts of Vasconia medium crude after the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline was interrupted because of a bomb attack. The line has not resumed operations.
(Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by Anna Driver)
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