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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Insurance news regarding Iranian oil imports moves forward in India

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HPCL has announced that it will begin importing crude from Iran when the coverage issue is resolved. The State owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) has made insurance news headlines by announcing that it will begin importing one million tons of Iranian crude during this fiscal year, provided that the coverage issues for processing that company’s oil are resolved. This will represent a contract that is only half of what it was last year, but it is far more than the current standstill. HPCL, like a number of other refiners…

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Insurance news from India shows ongoing consideration of Iranian oil coverage

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Insurers from Iran have offered to provide cover for tankers transporting that country’s crude. The latest in the insurance news saga regarding Iranian oil tanker coverage, particularly when it is headed to India, is that Iran is offering to provide the coverage for the ships so that Indian companies will be able to accept it. However, the Indian companies still hold some reluctance as they do not want to expose themselves to sanctions. India has been considering adding an additional state guarantee of $327 million to this insurance news, to…

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Insurance news watchers wonder if new Iran President will promote improvements

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Many are hopeful about changes from President-elect Hassan Rowhani, but others caution against wishful thinking. Iran has made insurance news headlines for over a year, since the world started preparing for the oil sanctions that were implemented in July 2012 prohibiting the coverage of Iranian crude. These headlines continued to be made as some countries found alternatives and while others found new oil sources. The insurance news that was from some of the country’s largest importers, such as India, China and Japan. Though some governments were able to create their…

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Oil insurance limitations reduced Japan’s Iranian crude imports in April

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Compared to a year ago, the shipments have plummeted to a tiny sliver of what they used to be. As oil insurance sanctions from the European Union and the United States against Iranian crude transportation continue to press on, the size of the imports to Japan have shrunken enormously. When compared to what they had been in April 2012, they were 96 percent smaller in April 2013. Year over year, there has been a reduction of 96 percent in the crude imports to Japan from Iran as a direct result…

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