Colombia is expected to export 13.8 million barrels of crude in March, 11% less than February, according to a preliminary loading program seen by S&P Global Platts Friday. About 4.5 million barrels of mid-sour Vasconia crude is scheduled to be loaded in 12 Aframax-sized cargoes out of the port of Covenas in March, according to the program. That volume is 22% lower than the 5.8 million barrels loaded in February, the program showed. Vasconia has 24.3 API gravity and 0.83%-1% sulfur content. Ecopetrol, Cepsa, Occidental, Parex, Frontera, Vitol, Gunvor and Trafigura are among the suppliers of the 12 cargoes of Vasconia listed in the program for March. Covenas is on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, southwest of Cartagena. Crude exports from the port typically head to the US Gulf Coast and Asia. In March, exports of heavy-sour Castilla Blend crude are expected to total 9.3 million barrels, 4% less than the […]