Platts Quality Premium for February-loading Murban set at $0.8903/b

The Quality Premium for February-loading Murban crude oil is $0.8903/b and will be effective for trade in February-loading cargoes during the Platts Market on Close assessment process through December.

In November, the quality premium for January-loading Murban crude was $0.6289/b.

Sellers receive the quality premium from the buyer for the nomination and delivery of a cargo of Murban crude into a physical convergence of Dubai, Al Shaheen, Upper Zakum or Oman partials during the MOC process.

In November, the price difference between Platts Murban and Platts Oman assessments averaged $1.4838/b.

The Murban QP is calculated at 60% of the net price difference between the Platts front month cash Murban assessment and Platts front month cash Oman assessment during the full month prior to the announcement. A QP of zero is announced if 60% of the observed price difference between the grades is less than 50 cents/b.

The Murban QP can be found on Platts Global Alert pages 2210 and 2220, in the Crude Oil Marketwire, and under code AAISV00 in the Platts database.

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