CORRECTED-W. Africa Crude-Trading slow amid tenders, fresh loading plans

Mon May 22, 2017 6:03pm GMT

(Corrects operator of Saturno field to BP)

LONDON May 19 (Reuters) - Nigerian loading plans continued to emerge on Friday while the market awaited the first Forcados export in seven months. Angola was ironing out its July term allocations, slowing the start of spot trading.


* A Nigerian labour union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said, in a dispute over the sacking of 150 workers.

* There was no impact on production, traders said.

* Nigeria's NNPC increased its June official selling prices for most grades, including an 18 cent rise for Bonny Light and a 26 cent increase for Qua Iboe.

* Trading was sparse due to pending tenders, but Unipec had sold one cargo of Erha.

* Export plans emerged for Agbami, with seven cargoes, Escravos and Akpo, with four cargoes each, and Usan and Amenam with three cargoes each.   Continued...

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