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Ultra low-sulfur diesel loadings from Russia's Primorsk to fall in October

(Reuters) - Ultra low-sulfur diesel loadings from the Russian Baltic Sea port of Primorsk are set to fall in October by 80% month on month on a daily basis to 210,000 metric tons from 1.08 million metric tons scheduled for September, two traders said on Friday.

Last week, Russia temporarily banned exports of gasoline and diesel to cope with a domestic market shortage, but made some exemptions, including for transit cargoes.

After the ban, Russian pipeline operator Transneft stopped export shipments of diesel fuel from Primorsk and the Black Sea's Novorossiisk port from Sept. 22.

Ultra low-sulphur diesel is shipped to Primorsk and Novorossiysk via the Transneft pipeline system.

According to the market sources, diesel volumes planned for loadings from Primorsk in October originate from Belarus' refineries.

Transneft has not immediately replied to a request for comment.

In 2021, Belarus and Russia entered into an agreement on transportation and transit transhipment for exports of petroleum products from Belarusian refineries via Russian ports.

Belarus' state energy company Belneftekhim declined to comment.

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