Nigeria’s giant new Dangote oil refinery is tendering for product tankers to load its first two export cargoes.

The move will help to allay fears of a drop in demand for clean vessels as the country seeks to become self-sufficient in refined oil.

A document seen by Reuters shows the 650,000 barrel per day plant will load a 65,000-tonne stem of low-sulphur fuel oil and a naphtha parcel of 60,000 tonnes.