* Exports halted due to weather - sources
* Berthings at Jebel Dhanna stopped Friday - source
DUBAI Aug 2 The United Arab Emirates halted
crude exports from its Jebel Dhanna oil terminal late on Friday,
and from its Jebel Ali facility on Sunday, due to a sand storm,
a shipping source said.
Berthings at Jebel Dhanna were stopped on Friday night due
to poor visibility caused by the storm, the Middle East-based
shipping source said.
"It was shut on Friday... late night, they are trying to
berth the vessels but the weather is really bad," the source
said. "There is no indication when the terminal will be
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC), the main oil producer for
the OPEC-member, exports its crude via the Jebel Dhanna
Meanwhile, another shipping source said the Jebel Ali
facility, a key export terminal for refined petroleum products
such as motor gasoline, aviation fuel and diesel, had been shut
on Sunday, also due to bad weather.
Oil exports from Saudi Arabia's Ras Tanura -- the world's
largest offshore oil facility -- continued as normal despite
"foggy weather", a port source said.
Ras Tanura has the capacity to load between 5.5 million and
6 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil.
In Qatar, its three main exporting facilities were shut down
over the weekend due to poor visibility but reopened on Sunday
morning. Sources expect another closure in coming days as
forecasts indicate continued bad weather.
(Reporting by Luke Pachymuthu and Amena Bakr; Editing by Hans