A tanker that for more than a month was unable to deliver Russian crude to Venezuela’s PDVSA amid a dispute between the state-run firm and ConocoPhillips has discharged its cargo in the Caribbean, and a second vessel is soon to follow, according to Reuters data and a source with knowledge of the sales. Conoco in May got court orders to seize PDVSA’s assets, inventories and oil cargoes in the Caribbean to satisfy a $2 billion arbitration award. The measures were later partially revoked, but PDVSA has been unable to fully use its refining and storage facilities in the region, diverting cargoes that have contributed to export delays. Aframax tanker Advante Atom originally was to discharge Russian Urals crude in mid-May at PDVSA’s Bullenbay terminal in Curacao, where it would be re-exported to Cuba, one of several such cargoes since January. But the cargo was affected by […]