W. Africa Crude-Diffs steady as Nigerian programmes emerge

 LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Nigerian December loading
programmes began to emerge on Monday but activity remained muted
as key grades like Bonny Light were still missing. * Exports of Nigeria's Forcados and Qua Iboe crude oil
streams will fall in December, according to loading programmes.
Forcados will load 9 cargoes at a daily rate of 257,000 barrels,
down from 263,000 bpd in November. * Other loading programmes emerged including Escravos with 6
cargoes, Agbami four, Amenam three cargoes and Yoho with one in
December. * Vitol offered a prompt cargo of Forcados in the window at
dated Brent plus $5.00 on a delivered basis Rotterdam during
Nov. 4-5, down 40 cents a barrel. * India's IOC awarded a tender for West African crude on
Thursday but winner details had not yet emerged. * India's HPCL's buy tender for three VLCCs of crude loading
in the first quarter of next year was set to close Friday. RELATED NEWS * Carlyle Group said on Friday it had dropped out as
a stakeholder in Lone Star Ports LLC, which proposed a $1
billion crude oil export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. (Reporting by Julia Payne
Editing by David Holmes) ))

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