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Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

From The Houston Chronicle


An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next …

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

From CNBC


An Iranian oil tanker held in Gibraltar since early July has been officially released by local authorities, although it may not sail if a U.S. application to seize the vessel proves successful.

On July 4, Gibraltar authorities with …

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

From Reuters


The Panama Canal will continue authorizing vessels coming from Venezuela provided they present the necessary paperwork, the waterway’s chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation should not make a …

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

From The Houston Chronicle


Iran expects an oil tanker seized by the U.K. in the Strait of Gibraltar in July will be released soon, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Tuesday, a move that could help to ease concerns about …

UK Joins United States for Maritime Security Mission in Gulf

UK Joins United States for Maritime Security Mission in Gulf

From Reuters


Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.

British officials stressed that there was no …

Centrica CEO to Step Down; Sell Oil and Gas Business

Centrica CEO to Step Down; Sell Oil and Gas Business

From The Houston Chronicle


The top executive of British-owned Centrica, owner of Direct Energy, will be stepping down after what the company describes as an exceptionally challenging six months which included outages at its nuclear sites, pension deficits and low …

Britain Tells Iran: Release Ship to ‘Come Out of the Dark’

Britain Tells Iran: Release Ship to ‘Come Out of the Dark’

From Reuters


Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to “come out of the dark” it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf.

Iranian commandos seized the Stena …

Iran Seizes Two More Tankers as Strait of Hormuz Tension Escalates

Iran Seizes Two More Tankers as Strait of Hormuz Tension Escalates

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

British and Liberian-flagged vessels seized by Iran, who President Trump calls “nothing but trouble”
Iran has seized two oil tankers – one British-flagged and one Liberian-flagged – in the Strait of