Nigerian state oil company NNPC on Friday published the invitation to tender for its 2018 crude oil contracts. Bids must be submitted by noon on Jan. 9, 2018.
* Qua Iboe was offered at dated Brent plus $1.30, steady from an offer level reported on Nov. 2. Several cargoes are available.
* Mercuria sold a cargo of Qua Iboe to U.S. refiner Delta, but this could not be immediately confirmed. The cargo is loading Dec. 10-11. Delta recently bought two cargoes of Agabmi from Chevron.
* BP was offering a cargo of Agbami at dated Brent plus 40 cents a barrel for December loading, a trader said. Statoil and Vitol were still said to have their cargoes of Agbami available.