Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) acquired Forties cargo from Trafigura Beheer BV, the third acquisition they made of the North Sea grade this week.
The latest acquisition by Morgan Stanley was for October 11 to October 14, paying a premium of 10 cents over Dated Brent, according to the financial institution.
For BP, their acquisition was from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (NYSE:RDS-A) for October 7 to October 9 loading. They paid close to 30 cents above Dated Brent, which was 19 cents below the cash cost of North Sea oil.
Shell purchased Forties from Total SA (NYSE:TOT) for October 4 to October 6, paying 20 cents above Dated Brent, according to the two companies.
The November settlement for Brent crude traded at $77.65 a barrel, while the December contract traded at $77.97, generating a contango of 32 cents between the two contracts. Both were in reference to the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.
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