(Corrects price reference to Dubai, not dated Brent, in 3rd
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) - India's Mangalore Refinery and
Petrochemicals Ltd has bought a cargo of high sulphur
crude via a spot tender, its first since November last year,
trade sources said.
The refiner is struggling to take delivery of larger size
cargoes, Iranian crude in particular, after failing to start
operation at a new offshore terminal.
MRPL bought 650,000 barrels of Oman crude from Shell to load
in March at about $1.40 a barrel above Dubai quotes on a
cost-and-freight (C&F) basis, the sources said.
The refiner last bought sour crude in November when it
sought cargoes to replace Iran supplies that were hit by Western
(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Writing by Florence Tan; Editing by
Ed Davies and Tom Hogue)