(Reuters) - A tanker carrying crude oil
is heading for Britain's Coryton refinery, trade sources and ship tracking data
showed on Tuesday, just as a deal to keep the plant running after the collapse
of its owner Petroplus expires.
It was not clear whether the shipment, due to reach the refinery on Tuesday
afternoon, was under the expiring three-month deal to supply the plant, or part
of a new arrangement to keep the refinery operating.
"We are working on a number of options and in the interest of not
destabilising anything we are not commenting at all," said Steven Pearson, a PwC
administrator looking after the refinery.
Last month, Coryton's administrator said the fate of the refinery would be
decided by mid-May when the current oil supply deal expired.