Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has put out a tender to buy more than 240,000 tonnes of gasoline amid a supply shortfall caused by a fire at the Ruwais refinery.

The fuel will be required during March and April, according to a report by news agency Reuters, which cited traders. The tender, which will stay open until 19 February, covers nine cargoes of 27,000 tonnes.

Adnoc said on 11 January that it had contained a fire at the Ruwais refinery, operated by its subsidiary Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer). The fire occurred at the western processing unit.

Ruwais is the largest refinery in the UAE, with a capacity of about 800,000 barrels a day (b/d).

In December 2016, Takreer received revised engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids on a project to upgrade the Ruwais refining operations to handle additional offshore crude. Before companies were asked to resubmit prices, the project was estimated to be valued at about $3bn.