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Third North Sea Forties Oil Cargo for June Said to Be Deferred

May 29, 2012

A third North Sea Forties crude cargo for loading next month was delayed by five days, according to three people with knowledge of the shipping schedule.

The consignment number F0604 will be shipped on June 10 to June 12, said the people, who declined to be identified because the information is confidential. It was originally planned for June 6 to June 8 and was advanced by one day two weeks ago.

Loading programs are schedules of crude shipments compiled by field operators to allow buyers and sellers to plan their supply and trading activities.

Details of deferrals and advancements of Forties cargoes for loading in June are as follows:

Parcel Number    Original Dates     New Dates
F0603            June 4-6           June 6-8
F0604            June 6-8           June 10-12
F0617            June 25-27         June 24-26
F0618            June 26-28         June 28-30

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