May 28, 2012 / 4:18 PM / 7 years ago

Angola's July oil exports to hit 13-month low

* Final programme lists exports of 1.58 million bpd

* Down 6.5 percent from June

* No Palanca, Gimboa exports planned in July

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - Angola’s crude oil exports are set to fall 6.5 percent in July from June, a final loading schedule showed on Monday, reflecting the impact of oilfield maintenance on supplies from Africa’s second-largest producer.

The final schedule showed Angola would export 1.58 million barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) in July, compared with 1.56 million bpd in a May 16 version of the programme.

Shipments in July will decline by 6.5 percent from 1.69 million bpd planned in June and will average the lowest since June 2011, according to Reuters calculations based on loading programmes provided by trade sources.

Oil traders say the drop in Angolan shipments is partly due to reduced exports of Girassol crude due to field maintenance. Also, there are no exports of Palanca and Gimboa crude scheduled in July.

Angola is still expected to export 51 cargoes in July after one cargo each of Girassol and Mondo were added to the loading schedule, and one shipment each of Kissanje and Nemba removed.

The West African country is Africa’s second-largest oil producer after Nigeria, which exports more than 2 million bpd. (Reporting by Alex Lawler; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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