Letter of Intent (LOI) in Crude Oil Deals _ The Legal Traps and Pitfalls of LOI for Crude Buyers. Nowadays, to hear many of the oil sellers and operators, particularly their brokers and agents, who are involved in the international open market crude selling, describe it, this document _ called the "Letter of Intent" or LOI, for short _ is not only an essential document for doing crude oil business, but one which every credible person or company engaged in crude buying should always use in initiating a purchase.
For the buyer to pursue financing. The financing process takes times and banks require either an LOI or purchase agreement as part of the loan package. So an accepted LOI is a critical component to securing financing.