MOSCOW, April 24 (Reuters) - Russia’s Surgutneftegaz has awarded a tender on Monday to sell 1.2 million tonnes of Urals crude oil loading from Baltic ports in July-December to Shell, traders said.
Shell will receive 200,000 tonnes of Urals per month from Primorsk or Ust-Luga.
According to market participants, the premium to the price formula paid by the winner was a touch above $0.30 a barrel, slightly below the price level achieved in the previous tender. Shell was also the winner of Surgutneftegaz previous tender for Urals loading in January-June. (Reporting by Olga Yagova’ editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)