Spot deals were on hold on Tuesday, traders said, indicating that a number of Asian tenders are due to close this week and sellers did not want to disclose their positions,Â Reporters reports.
Allocations from Nigeriaâ€™s NNPC have been announced, traders said, with spot trade due to resume by the end of the week.
Nigerian demand remained depressed. About 5 million barrels are left from Nigeriaâ€™s June programme and about 19 million from the July schedule, little changed in the past few days.
Maintenance at Nigeriaâ€™s Bonga oilfield will run from June 18 to June 30, traders said, after it was brought forward from July. Operator Shell declined to give details.