Russian Urals crude differentials continued to slide in the Baltic on Thursday amid a flurry of activity with softer refining margins, pushed down by higher oil prices, still keeping buyers at bay.
Mideast crude freight to Japan highest since 2010.
North Asian refiners have snapped up Russian crude oil loading in the last two months of this year to meet
Loading of tankers suspended, unclear when it will resume.
Oil spilled into the North Sea during the loading of a tanker at Norway's Statfjord field on Thursday, operator Statoil said.