W. Africa Crude-Grades steady but some offers seen as high

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LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – West African crude differentials were steady on Tuesday although offers for some grades such as Nigerian Forcados were seen by buyers as too high amid plentiful supply.


* Eight cargoes are still available from the October schedule, one trader said, compared with eight to nine on Monday. The November programme is expected to be released in coming days.

* Cabinda was offered at dated Brent plus $1.10, unchanged from price talks last week.

* There are at least 20 October-loading cargoes still available.

* Qua Iboe was offered at dated Brent plus $1.75 a barrel, the higher end of price talks heard on Monday, with value pegged closer to dated plus $1.40.

* Forcados was offered at dated Brent plus $2.00 although a trader said eight cargoes of this grade were available, making that offer too high.

* Indian refiner BPCL is looking for West African grades in a tender it is running this week. The tender closes on Friday. (Reporting by Alex Lawler; editing by David Clarke)


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