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North Sea Crude-Forties hits highest since June on Total bid

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - North Sea Forties crude differentials rose on Friday, hitting their highest since June, supported by a bid from Total.

* January loading programmes will be issued next week. The Forties schedule is due on Thursday, a trade source said.

* The physical crude oil market and the structure of the oil futures curve have rarely been more aligned over the past few years than in recent weeks, telling a counterintuitive story of a tight oil market next year.


* No deals.

* Forties: Total bid at dated Brent plus $1.40 for loading Dec. 15-21. (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla Editing by David Goodman )