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Nigeria LNG offers December cargo - sources

LONDON/SINGAPORE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has offered a cargo for loading in December, three industry sources said on Tuesday.

The company has likely offered the cargo through private negotiations and it was not immediately clear if it was a firm offer, one of the sources said.

NLNG, set up 16 years ago to export gas, is owned by Nigerian state oil firm NNPC, Shell (LSE: RDSB.L - news) , Total (LSE: 524773.L - news) and Eni (LSE: 0N9S.L - news) .

NLNG can produce 22 million tonnes of LNG a year and has long-term supply contracts with Italy's Enel (LSE: 0NRE.L - news) , Shell, France's Engie (LSE: 0LD0.L - news) and Portugal's Galp, among others. It also sells on the spot market.

(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki in LONDON and Jessica Jaganathan in SINGAPORE; Editing by Edmund Blair)