Oil insurance expiration may cease Japan’s imports of Iranian crude

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The country has been providing its own cover for tankers making the shipments and this may not renew. This month will likely start the cessation of the importing of Iranian crude in Japan as it is allowing its self-provided oil insurance to expire and has not yet established a new way to cover the tankers. Japan first created its own special shipping insurance coverage to overcome prior sanctions against Iran. Since the oil insurance is set to expire with the close of March, the country will be ceasing its loading…

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Japan chooses to continue providing its own oil insurance

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Despite the fact that the sanctions against Iran have been lifted, the country will be keeping its sovereign coverage. Now that the sanctions against Iran are being lifted, it means that there will be considerably greater oil insurance offerings available to countries that want to purchase their crude from Tehran, but Japan has decided that it will be maintaining its own sovereign coverage. The current situation in the industry is improving the uncertainty with regards to being able to obtain coverage. With the lifted sanctions, oil insurance protection will, once…

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Japanese Iranian oil insurance shipping costs to rise this year

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According to recent reports, Japan’s maximum coverage for tankers carrying crude from Iran is expected to rise. According to sources quoted in several oil insurance news reports, Japan is preparing to raise the maximum cover for tankers transporting crude from Iran within the 2015-2016 fiscal year (April-March). This is the result of an increase put into place by the International Group of P&I Clubs, among other factors. The weakening of the Japanese yen, in comparison with the American dollar has also had an effect on the oil insurance protection and…

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Oil insurance sanctions from EU to ease against Iran next week

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Pending the go-ahead from the U.N nuclear watchdog changes will go into effect on January 20. The governments in the European Union are planning to implement relief to the EU oil insurance and other sanctions that were placed against Iran, on January 20, the day after a nuclear agreement goes into effect. This will mean that the Middle Eastern country will be able to find coverage for its crude exports. Following an accord from November 24, the E.U. will be implementing a six month suspension of the current bans on…

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Oil insurance fund delays shrink Indian imports of Iran crude

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As refiners continue to await the full operation of the program, not as many tankers are leaving Iranian ports for India. The imports of Iranian crude to India have dropped by 40 percent over the span of January through September as a number of refiners in the country have been slashing their purchases as they await the oil insurance coverage that New Delhi has been promising for the coverage of plants provide the local processing. The Western sanctions from Europe and the United States continue to hold back Iran’s export…

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Oil insurance between India and Iran hits delay

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This has led the container and crude trade between the countries to experience a considerable disruption. Uncertainty over oil insurance coverage has caused crude and container trade between India and Iran to grind to a halt in some areas and face massive disruptions in others, as certain ships now find themselves stranded outside the ports of both of those nations. These delays have happened as a result of the lack of approval from New Delhi regarding the Iranian coverage. The Indian approval had not yet been granted to Iranian underwriters…

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Oil insurance sanctions still affecting South Korean Iran crude imports

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The country had imported 1.97 million barrels per day throughout the month of August. The latest reports regarding the impact of the oil insurance sanctions from the west on Iran regarding the crude that leaves that country’s shores have indicated that South Korea did import 1.97 million barrels per day of Iranian crude throughout the month of August. When compared to the figures from August 2012, this is notably higher, only because the country imported nothing. The oil insurance sanctions had only just gone into effect at that time last…

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