Supertankers line up at Kuwait oil port after strike ends
SINGAPORE, April 20 (Reuters) - Six supertankers have lined up at Kuwait's crude export terminal to load oil on Wednesday, as the country's oil and gas sector gradually returns to normal after workers ended a three-day strike that had slashed crude production.
Kuwaiti oil and gas workers walked out on Sunday and cut the OPEC member's crude production by nearly half and disrupted its refining operations.
Kuwait raised its output to 1.5 million barrels per day on Tuesday after it fell to 1.1 million bpd on Sunday. The country produced 2.8 million bpd in March.
Seven Very Large Crude Carriers have arrived at Mina al-Ahmadi port since Saturday, shipping data on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed. Tanker BW Ulan loaded oil on Monday and is heading to South Korea.
Delays at the Kuwaiti port have added to huge queues of supertankers which have formed in Iraq and China as ports struggle to cope with a global oil glut.
Supertankers at the Mina al-Ahmadi terminal:
VLCC Eneos Spirit, IMO 9662887 dwt 312247
VLCC Elizabeth I.A., IMO 9257149, dwt 306229
VLCC Al Salheia, IMO 9162875, dwt 310453
VLCC Ridgebury Pride, IMO 9180255, dwt 305994
VLCC Selene Trader, IMO 9262766, dwt 300727
VLCC Dar Salwa, IMO 9534779, dwt 319761