Russian oil, grains exports halted from Black Sea's Novo

by Reuters
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:42 GMT

MOSCOW, March 11 (Reuters) - Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have stopped crude oil exports on March 9 due to storm, a spokesman for Transneft oil pipeline monopoly said on Tuesday, while a port source said that grains exports have also been halted.

The source said that the storm caused disruptions in the exports of metals and coal, shipments of which have resumed since then.

"We expect the wind to weaken and may load one oil tanker from the port on Tuesday," the Transneft spokesman said. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Natalia Chumakova and Gleb Stolyarov; Editing by Lidia Kelly)

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