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The drifting oil tanker that signals Opec's struggle

Supertanker Saiq is idling off the coast of Mauritania as it fails to get China to buy its two-million-barrel cargo of oil

In Libya, output is near its highest in three years following last week's restart of the Sharara oil field.


IF a single ship can capture the current state of the global oil, it's the supertanker Saiq, floating idly about 850 kilometres south of the Canary Islands.

Until a few days ago, the 330-metre-long tanker, chartered by Royal Dutch Shell, was steaming toward the Chinese

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