Middle East

Baghdad starts blacklisting tankers taking Kurdish oil

Dubai: Despite Baghdad’s best efforts to clamp down on exports of Kurdish oil, another tanker has sailed with the fuel. Iraq has banned at least three ships – two suezmaxes and a panamax – from calling in the country in response to the ongoing controversial sale and transport of Kurdish oil.

“The United Carrier, the United Dynamic and the Nautilus will no longer be permitted to enter Iraqi oil terminals and other terminals to be used for export of Iraqi crude oil in future,” Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization, or SOMO, said in a notification issued in late September.  [12/10/14]

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