There is a place in the world that is known to be one of the top oil suppliers with so many light crude oil reserves. It is known as the top exporter of crude oil in the whole world. That place is known to generate millions of oil barrels in a single day. The end supplier of that place in regards to crude oil is NNPC. The allottees, operators, or fiduciary agents are the terms that you might have heard about. These people are under the NNPC. These traders are responsible in looking for the buyers of the petroleum from the NNPC, but it is not the only way though.
You need to follow some procedures if you will be buying petroleum from an oil supplier. These procedures are made to provide benefits to the buyer. Almost all of the buyers will be making the procedures that the sellers will have to follow in the comforts of their homes. You should keep it mind that the buyer will not issue the procedure, it is the responsibility of the seller. A lot of these sellers will always have room for a negotiation with the procedure, so the buyer will always have a chance for a more fair bargain with the oil supplier. You should also know that the NNPC will not allow their vessels to be loaded and will be waiting for the buyers. Every time the buyer and the oil supplier will have a deal, then that is the time that the vessels will be loaded.
Even though an SPA is signed by the buyer, the vessels will still not be loaded. SPA is not enough to show that the petroleum will be paid by the buyer. The NNPC will not be loading the vessel since anyone can sign an SPA. The vessel will only be loaded with the amount of oil that is preferred by the buyer, under his or her name, if he or she has a POF or proof of funds. You should pay attention to most of procedures that some unreliable buyers wrote then you will see that they will need the documents for the loaded vessel to be verified after signing the SPA. Most of these buyers are wrong in this part.
So if you will decide to buy petroleum from one of the top oil suppliers in the world, you must always follow the procedures from the end seller. If you will be following the procedure of the end seller, you will not have to worry about a single thing. There are so many buyers that will complain about signing so many SPAs without the performance of the seller. Then you must know that there are two reasons behind this, one is that the buyer did not provide a POF or proof of funds, and the other would be that the seller was not registered with NPPC.