UPDATE 1-Libya keeps January Es Sider crude price unchanged

Reuters Middle East

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LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation

(NOC) has kept the official selling price (OSP) of its leading

export grade Es Sider for January at dated Brent flat, a trade

source said on Thursday, unchanged from this month.

A trader said the price list presented few surprises, with

many grades being kept at the same level or near December


A small rise in some grades, such as El-Sharara, was to be

expected because sweet crudes have grown stronger since prices

were set for last month, he said.

On Thursday, a major oil port in eastern Libya resumed

operations after a four-day shutdown caused by protests.

Oil output and exports from Libya have been regularly

disrupted over the past year due to tribal tensions and

protests, but so far this has not dampened demand for Libyan



El-Sharara +0.70 vs Brent

Mellitah +0.35 vs Brent

Brega 0.00 vs Brent

Zueitina +0.80 vs Brent

Sirteca -1.20 vs Brent

Es-Sider 0.00 vs Brent

Buattifel +1.00 vs Brent

Amna -0.20 vs Brent

Sarir -1.00 vs Brent

Bouri -0.20 vs Urals Med

Al Jurf +0.30 vs Urals Med

(Reporting by Jessica Donati; Editing by Anthony Barker and

Jane Baird)

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