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Iraq said to seek bids for first-half gasoline, diesel supply

Anthony DiPaola reports for Bloomberg:

Iraq is seeking gasoline and diesel for delivery in the first half of 2012 to help meet domestic demand, three people involved in the transaction said.

The Persian Gulf oil producer asked potential sellers to submit bids tomorrow for 1.3 million metric tons of gasoline from January through June, the people said. ... The state oil marketer is also seeking almost 800,000 tons of diesel with a sulfur content of 500 parts per million, one of the people said.

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