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Deora receives first shipment of Sakhalin oil

The shipment of crude oil from Russia was received at New Mangalore Port Trust complex in Mangalore.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 13:59 IST

The first shipment of crude oil from the Sakhalin oil field in Russia was received on Saturday by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora at the New Mangalore Port Trust complex in Mangalore.

The consignment of 92,055 metric tonnes (672,000 barrels) of Sokol crude was ferried on board the Russian ship MK Viktortitov - the oil tanker of Primorsk Shipping Company on a charter of OVL (ONGC Videsh Ltd). The tanker set sail from Dekastri port in Russia on November 14.

OVL has 20 per cent stake in Sakhalin-1, acquired from two subsidiaries of Russian government oil firm Rosnett - SMNG-S and Rosneft-S.