Pakistan seals Kuwait deal for 2015 gasoil

Pakistan State Oil

Pakistan has finalized a gasoil supply deal for 2015 with Kuwait, which supplies 90 percent of its demand for the fuel it uses for electricity generation and transport.

Pakistan State Oil Company Ltd finalized the term contract from long-term supplier Kuwait Petroleum Corp, at stable volumes 2014, industry sources said on Wednesday.

It will buy about 2.5 million tonnes a year of high sulfur gasoil from state company KPC, with a tolerance level of plus and minus 10 percent, one of the sources said.

The contract was finalized at a similar price to this year, the source added. PSO had sealed its 2014 gasoil term contract with KPC at a premium of between $1.80 and $1.90 a barrel above Middle East price quotes, on a delivered basis, traders said.

Pakistan’s gasoil demand has weaker than in past few years due to a slower economy, traders said.

PSO has also been lifting gasoil from local refineries, including Karachi-based Byco Industries Inc which commissioned the country’s largest refinery earlier this year.

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