January 6, 2017

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Exclusive: Iran capitalizes on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels - sources (Jonathan Saul, 1/06/17, Reuters)

Iran has sold more than 13 million barrels of oil that it had long held on tankers at sea, capitalizing on an OPEC output cut deal from which it is exempted to regain market share and court new buyers, according to industry sources and data.

In the past three months, Tehran has sold almost half the oil it had held in floating storage, which had tied up many of its tankers as it struggled to offload stocks in an oversupplied global market.

The amount of Iranian oil held at sea has dropped to 16.4 million barrels, from 29.6 million barrels at the beginning of October, according to Thomson Reuters Oil Flows data. 

Posted by at January 6, 2017 10:24 AM

  

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