London - Egypt's state oil firm has issued a tender to purchase around 500,000 tonnes of gasoil for delivery into Mediterranean ports between January and March 2013, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

The tender is for 15 cargoes for delivery in Alexandria and El Dekheila and closes on December 18.

Egypt is also seeking around 600,000 tonnes of gasoil for delivery into the Red Sea port of Suez, making total import requirements in the first quarter of 2013 equivalent to around 1.1 million tonnes of gasoil. - Reuters