A fleet of tankers laden with Russian diesel heading to the U.S. East Coast may help to alleviate the most expensive retail prices for the fuel in seven years. Four tankers with 2 million barrels of Russian diesel aboard, the most in data going back to 2018, are set to arrive next week, as natural gas-rich Russia cranks up diesel-producing units that are dependent on a feedstock extracted from costly natural gas, according to Vortexa Ltd. “Russia is better positioned to supply diesel than other refiners in Europe because of its access to cheap natural gas,” says Clay Seigle, a managing director for Vortexa in Houston. “It’s very rare we’d see volumes this large coming to the East Coast.” Russia has been withholding flows of natural gas to Europe amid a spat related to approval of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline. But the nation is boosting exports of […]