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Sudan sells Dar blend load for January at weaker differentials


December 11, 2009 (PARIS) – The Sudanese state oil firm (Sudapet) has sold 2.6 million barrels of heavy sweet Dar Blend crude for January loading at weaker differentials, traders told Reuters this week.

Sudapet awarded a 1.0 million-barrel cargo each to Chinaoil and European trader Vitol, as well as a 600,000-barrel cargo to Middle East trading company FAL Oil, they said.

Differentials fetched for the January cargoes were between a discount of $9.00 and $9.70, weaker than a discount of around $8.30 fetched for December Dar Blend cargoes that Sudapet sold.

Dar Blend crude is heavily discounted because of its high acid content, which makes it unattractive to most Asian refiners. U.S. sanctions against the purchase of Sudanese goods also keep many companies away.


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  • 12 December 2009 06:27, by Dinka Boy

    Northern Govt are mishandling the asset of the whole country.
    I really blame mr Riek because he was the one who gave Arab North the access to drill this oil in the South.
    Arab were not knowing for this before,but because of power hungry Riek, Bashier has the access in which he is wasting our resources like the way he is making it right now.
    The north govt are wasting oil because they know South are going with it.
    I hope that is what we should have major concerned than complianing about 2% share mishandling.

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    • 12 December 2009 07:05, by mohammed ali

      The north government is taking only its share, 50% go to the GOSS,you better ask them about they are doing with that money.The government of the North is not interfering in the south.

      You are essentially a free, independent state right now.You have to start weaning yourself from the habit of blamming the Jalabba,after-all it is only one year and you will be 100% alone!

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      • 12 December 2009 07:44, by Dinka Boy

        Hey Mr Ali,

        I know that you are from South.
        Why are you pretending always as Arab while you from Southener.
        North(Arab) will not do anything good to you.
        Stop bulshitting!

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        • 12 December 2009 13:26, by mohammed ali

          I am from north Sudan, but I do not care about what race I am. It is only you people talking abot these things in the 21st century.All the web site is DINKA,,NEUER, SHULUK, ARABS, JALABA...you have to grow up and refrain from using abusive language and filthy profani.

          You still judge people by their race!funny!

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