South Korea imported 185,000 b/d of crude and condensate from Iran in July, up slightly on May and June but down substantially on both the first four months of 2018 (285,000 b/d) and 2017 as a whole, when Korea was Iran’s #3 customer taking 361,000 b/d. Imports can be expected to fall to zero for August as Korea halted loadings of Iranian crude last month under pressure from the US (MEES, 3 August). Part of the reason for the slide in volumes is unrelated to sanctions: until 2017 Korea...
Korea: Iran Vols Steady, For Now
Published on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - Volume: 61 Issue: 33Print
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