Citgo brought second-ever cargo of Ghanaian crude into US Gulf Coast
Citgo imported nearly 500,000 barrels of Ghanaian crude into the US Gulf Coast earlier this month, only the second time crude from that West African country has made it to the region, according to US government data and market sources Wednesday.
"Bill of lading data shows importer is Citgo," a US crude analyst said Wednesday, citing data from US customs. "Tesoro is historically the TEN buyer though in the US -- all goes to PADD 5. So, they probably resold."
Citgo operates the 157,000 b/d Corpus Christi refinery, which the company says is "built to refine heavy, sour crude oils supplied by PDVSA."
TEN is a 33 API, 0.43% sulfur crude.
The Citgo import this month is only the second time Ghanaian crude has made it to the US Gulf Coast. In April 2013, ExxonMobil imported 494,000 barrels of
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