Insurance industry sees a shift in oil transportation regulations in the US

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Federal agency believes that current insurance policies are unable to account for the cost of major train crashes and derailments The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a statement noting that insurance policies covering railroads that transport oil may not be sufficient. The statement suggests that these policies are unable to account for the costs associated with crashes and derailments of oil trains. Last week, the federal agency proposed new safety rules that would require railroads to hold a higher level of insurance coverage, which may be good news for…

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Oil insurance allows South Korea to prepare for its second Iranian shipment

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SK Energy has already loaded another cargo of crude from Iran. The largest refiner in South Korea, SK Energy, is taking advantage of the relatively newly available oil insurance to load its second crude cargo from Iran, skirting the coverage ban from the European Union that brought the shipments to a standstill for nearly two months. Two million barrels are being shipped in this second run, while avoiding the sanctions. The oil insurance was provided by Iran, itself, making it possible to step around the problems that had previously halted…

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