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Japanese Buyers Will Increase Liftings of Iranian Crude in 4Q

According to MEES information, contract liftings of Iranian crude by Japanesebuyers have been scheduled at 410,000 b/d for the fourth quarter, as comparedwith 368,000 b/d in 3Q, 335,000 b/d in 2Q and 360,000 b/d in 1Q. The breakdownof the 3Q and 4Q liftings - with the grade ration generally set at 60% heavy and40% light - is understood to be as follows (thousand b/d):

 3Q 4QEnd-UsersCosmo 45 45...