NO. 52

1 OCTOBER 1990

Oil Prices

Algeria Asking for Brent Plus $2/B for October

MEES learns that Algeria's Sonatrach is asking its contract customers for aprice of Dated Brent plus $2/B for Algerian crudes - Saharan Blend (44 API)and Zarzaitine (42 API) - for the month of October. Customers apparentlyregard the Sonatrach price as pretty steep, but one which may have to be paidgiven the current shortage of light crude.