ABUJA, Sept 24 U.S.-based Chevron Corp
will gather bids on Sept. 30 from prospective buyers of three
oil blocks in the Niger Delta with several local Nigerian firms
in the running, industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
Chevron said in June it would be selling its 40 percent
interest in five onshore blocks, joining Royal Dutch Shell
, Italy's Eni and France's Total in
selling stakes in Niger Delta assets.
Chevron wants to sell OML 52, 53 and 55 to one buyer and
suitors will have to pay 15 percent of bids on Sept. 30, three
sources close to the deals told Reuters. The firm will sell two
other blocks, OML 82 and OML 85, in a separate bidding process.