SINGAPORE May 9 Pakistan State Oil has
cancelled a tender to buy jet fuel for delivery in June amid a
border dispute between the South Asian country and Afghanistan,
a source at the company said on Tuesday.
PSO initially sought to buy a cargo of 10,000 tonnes of jet
fuel for delivery in June but this has now been cancelled due to
restrictions in shipping oil across the border, the source said,
speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to
speak with media.
About 70 to 80 percent of the company's imports of jet fuel
are re-exported to neighbouring Afghanistan, the source added.
"We still have a cargo waiting to unload outside of
Afghanistan and it's been waiting for the past four to five
days," the source said.
U.S. and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and
other air support, have waged a series of operations against
Islamic State in Afghanistan since March, killing dozens of
their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with
Separately, PSO also cancelled a tender to buy gasoil
cargoes for June as it has sufficient inventory, the source
(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan; Editing by Susan Fenton)