W. Africa Crude-Nigerian October programmes trickle out

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s October loading programmes began to emerge on Wednesday while Angola’s state firm began offering spot cargoes.

* At least 20 cargoes remain for loading in Nigeria’s September programme.

* Some October loading programmes began to trickle out including key grade Qua Iboe. Exports of the grade are set to fall in October to 184,000 barrels per day (bpd) compared to 253,000 bpd planned for September.

* In October, Nigeria will export three cargoes of Amenam, two of Usan and three of Erha.

* State firm Sonangol was offering two cargoes of Dalia and a cargo of Girassol from the October programme.


* Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has kept the role of oil minister and appointed Timipre Silva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, as his junior minister. (Reporting By Julia Payne and Noah Browning) ))


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