LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Asian imports of West
African crude oil are set to fall sharply in December to 1.26
million bpd, oil traders said on Monday, despite the relatively
inexpensive price of Brent compared to Asian grades.
About 41 cargoes of West African crude are set to sail to
Asia from West Africa in December compared with a planned 53
cargoes in November, according to traders.
LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Nigeria is set to load
around 1.93 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in
January, according to provisional loading programmes, up
slightly from planned levels last month due to higher supplies
of the benchmark Qua Iboe grade.
Planned exports were 1.9 million bpd in December, although
traders said actual exports will likely be higher because of
three late additions to the Bonny Light loading programme.
LONDON/ISTANBUL, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Trading giants
Vitol and Glencore have won tenders to supply oil
products to Libya’s government until the end of the year in a
move that rivals said was increasing their chances of snapping
up lucrative deals to export Libyan oil next year.
Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) was seeking to buy up
to 450,000 tonnes of gasoline, 360,000 tonnes of gasoil and
180,000 tonnes of fuel oil in November-December and five trading
sources told Reuters on Thursday Glencore and Vitol have won the
ISTANBUL, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Libya’s National Oil
Corporation (NOC) will inform the winners for its 2012 crude oil
contracts within the next two weeks, a senior NOC official told
Reuters on Tuesday, as a handful of top officials meet with
around 50 hopeful clients from oil majors and top trading houses
The process will determine who wins the best access to the
OPEC member’s prized light, sweet oil with daily exports worth a
nominal $141 million a day once exports return to full flows
following wartime disruptions.
ISTANBUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Libya may award long term
oil contracts to trading houses, departing from a custom of
keeping those deals for oil firms and refiners as it looks to
maximize revenues and reward traders’ support of new leaders
during the civil war.
Trading houses are meeting with top officials in Libya’s
National Oil Corporation (NOC) this week in Istanbul in a rare
chance to gain access to the OPEC member’s prized annual supply
contracts, potentially leaving a smaller share for refiners.
LONDON (Reuters) – Gulfsands Petroleum has agreed with Syria that the government will resume payments to the company for oil, and it plans to continue operating there unless British or European Union sanctions make it illegal to do so, its president said.
The firm, which produces more than 90 percent of its total output from the troubled country, said last month it had not received payments for its August output.
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The most senior energy
officials from the Kurdish region of Iraq and from the central
government were due to meet on Thursday to try and resolve a
spat over a major oil deal involving U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil
Kurdish Regional Government Natural Resources Minister Ashti
Hawrami and Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for
energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, were due to meet at the
sidelines of a conference in Turkey, a source familiar with the
LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Three extra tankers of
Nigeria’s Bonny light crude oil stream are due to load in
December, traders said on Tuesday, adding nearly 3 million
barrels to the loading programme.
The three extra cargoes of 950,000 barrels each are expected
to load Dec. 8-9, 15-16 and 25-26, although traders said that
they are waiting for final confirmation of dates.
LONDON (Reuters) – Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) expects crude exports to rise to 1.345 million barrels per day (bpd) by the fourth quarter of 2012, indicating the OPEC member’s oil is returning to the international market faster than expected.
The NOC made the forecast in a table entitled “Estimated Daily Production,” which was sent to NOC clients and seen by Reuters on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) expects crude production to reach around half of pre-war output as early as December and rise to 1.345 million barrels per day (bpd) by the fourth quarter of 2012, according to an NOC document seen by Reuters.
The document, sent to NOC clients to advise them of supply projections, adds to mounting evidence that the OPEC member’s oil is returning to the international market sooner than many analysts HAD expected.