Qatar sells Dec-loading al-Shaheen crude at higher premiums - sources

Qatar Energy set the December term premium at $2.48 a barrel, the highest in two months

  
A petroleum refinery of Qatar Petroleum stands on October 26, 2011 near Umm Sa'id, Qatar. Image for illustrative purposes.

A petroleum refinery of Qatar Petroleum stands on October 26, 2011 near Umm Sa'id, Qatar. Image for illustrative purposes.

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SINGAPORE ) -

* Spot premiums for December-loading al-Shaheen crude rebounded after Qatar Energy sold three cargoes via a tender to Chinese buyers, trade sources said

* The cargoes were sold at an average premium of $2.34 a barrel above Dubai quotes, they said, after premiums hit five-month lows last month  

* Chinaoil bought the first cargo at a premium of $2.50 a barrel while Unipec took the remaining two at premiums of $2.25 a barrel, they said

* Qatar Energy set the December term premium at $2.48 a barrel, the highest in two months

* The cargoes will load on Dec. 4-5, 28-29, 29-30

(Reporting by Florence Tan; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu) ((Florence.Tan@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: florence.tan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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