Royal Dutch Shell has circulated its export schedule for June loading of Nigerian Bonny Light and Bonga crude owing to huge oil fall in the last two months.
Shell loading schedule showed that export of Bonny Light will fall to 190,000 barrels per day from 245,000 planned for May. After being delayed, export programs for West African crudes emerged.
Before the multinational oil company’s decision on crude production, the government had haggled with international majors on cutting output following the agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC+ to cut a combined 9.7 million barrels per day effective from May 1.
At present, Nigeria, Kuwait and some other OPEC countries had begun an early cut ahead of May 1.
One Bonny Light cargo from Shell originally schedule for June 1-2 export was delayed to June 7-8.
The export cut by Royal Dutch Shell was due to the agreement between OPEC and its partners to boost prices.