20 February 2007

Neste Oil time-chartered tanker in contact with a freighter in the Gulf of Finland

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Neste Oil Corporation   
Press release
20 February 2007 at 11:00 a.m. EET

The double-hull M/T Sten Nordic, a tanker on time charter to Neste Oil, had a contact with the rear of a freighter in a channel cleared of ice in the Gulf of Finland last night. The incident occurred near the island of Gogland in Russian territorial water around 2 a.m. local time. The front tanks of the ship, built in 2005, were slightly dented, but no spillage of oil took place nor were any crew injured. Russian officials inspected the damage and gave the vessel permission to continue to Tallinn at around 4.30 a.m.

The Norwegian-registered M/T Sten Nordic was carrying 11,000 tons of gas oil and was manned by a Filipino crew.

For further information, please contact Vice President Erkki Kotiranta on +358 50 458 4749.

Neste Oil Corporation
Osmo Kammonen
Senior Vice President, Communications
 
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company focused on advanced, clean traffic fuels, with a strategy that prioritizes growing its refining and premium-quality biodiesel businesses. Neste Oil's refineries are located in Porvoo and Naantali in Finland, and have a total refining capacity of approx. 250,000 bbl/d. The company employs around 4,700 people. Neste Oil is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. For further information, see www.nesteoil.com.