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US, UK weigh response as 2 oil tankers deviate route near Iranian waters

Rûdaw - 2019-07-21 06:10
UK officials are holding emergency meetings ...

Iran seizes 2 British oil tankers for 'violating international maritime law' as tensions escalate in Gulf [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-20 15:10

Pentagon official disputes Iranian claims of rescuing sailors - report

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 15:11
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

Trumplomacy: What's the US endgame in Iran?

BBC - 2019-06-28 00:47
After suspected attacks by Iran on a US drone and oil tankers, Mr Trump's retaliations have varied. ...

US, allies urge Iran diplomacy as Pompeo seeks coalition

Rûdaw - 2019-06-25 06:03
In a joint statement, the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE renewed concerns about Iran including over alleged attacks on oil tankers but held out hope for talks ...

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 10:10
Recent targeting of tankers is alarming ship owners operating in the Persian Gulf ...

Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

BBC - 2019-06-20 02:12
The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensions

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 18:32
BAGHDAD,— Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was met by Iraq’s president, oil m ...

Just who is bombing oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz...

Dailymaverick - 2019-06-19 00:32

US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

US Doesn't Seek War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:41
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington is not seeking war against Tehran. His comments came while the US has already accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "President Tru ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

UK Will Send 100 Royal Marines To Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK UK is to send 100 Royal Marines to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to protect British ships, as the fallout from the attack on two tankers last week escalates. As the pressure increases after Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were at ...

Royal Navy to Send Marines to Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Royal Navy is expected to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf for the purpose of protecting the British ships following alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers in the region. According to a report by The Telegraph, the Government's Cobra Securi ...

Oil Tankers Attacked in n Gulf of Oman

Kurdiu - 2019-06-15 23:13

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

UK: Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind tanker attacks

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran is very likely responsible for the attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the British government said Friday. Using its own assessments, the government concluded that Tehran was “almost certainly” behind the attacks, sa ...

Targeted tankers were only miles from important Iranian naval base at Jask (with sources)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-14 01:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The alleged attack on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman occurred within miles of the Iranian naval base at […] ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Update: US assesses Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Two oil tankers attacked earlier on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman were still ablaze, Iranian local media reported. Iranian Press TV and Fars News Agency had reported that two oil tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman. After the explosio ...

'State actor' behind UAE tanker attacks

BBC - 2019-06-07 02:30
A "state actor" is blamed by a United Arab Emirates report for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf. ...

US’ Bolton says Iran behind attacks on oil tankers

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday accused Iran of being behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) early this month. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, Bolton said the attacks took pl ...

Iran “Almost Certainly” Behind UAE Tanker Attack: Bolton

BAS News - 2019-05-29 11:14
ERBIL — US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Wednesday he was “almost certain” that Iran orchestrated the attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this month. “I think it is clear these (tanker attacks) were na ...

Oil prices on rise with ongoing Middle East tension

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened with gains on Thursday, as the attack on two Saudi oil-pumping stations and tankers continues to raise concerns of possible supply disruptions in the region. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $72.43 per ...

Trump warns Iran over possible oil tanker sabotage

Waar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran Monday following mysterious attacks on four oil tankers in a strategic waterway. “It’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens, I can tell you that,” Trump told reporters at the White Hou ...

Oil tankers 'sabotaged' as Gulf tensions soar

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
US is floating military options, including sending 120,000 troops to Middle East ...

Mystery after “sabotage” of oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-14 02:12
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN As tensions rose over the weekend between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf, several vessels were “sabotaged” in the United Arab Emirates. Both Iranian […] ...

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 12:00
Emirati officials have declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage ...

US accuses Iranian oil tankers of turning off maritime transponders | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-28 14:13

Russian fighter jets smash ISIS oil tankers after spotting 12,000 head for Turkish border | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-01-17 13:26

Iran army ready to protect oil tankers against threats – agency

Waar Media - 2018-11-12 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats; a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Monday by the semi-official news agency ISNA. “Iran’s armed forces … are prepared today as in the past to pro ...

Iran tankers go dark to keep selling oil

Gulan Media - 2018-11-03 11:54

Iran tankers go dark to keep selling oil

Rûdaw - 2018-11-03 10:43
Iran tankers go dark to keep selling oil ...

Iran moving main oil export terminal out of Gulf

Rûdaw - 2018-09-04 23:29
To reach the oil terminal on Khark Island, tankers must currently pass through the narrow Strait of Hormuz ...

Iraqi protesters block road to oil tankers in Basra

Kurdiu - 2018-08-06 02:32

Brent oil rises as Saudi Arabia suspends some shipments

Waar Media - 2018-07-26 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Brent crude prices rose on Thursday after Saudi Arabia suspended its oil shipments through a Red Sea strait in response to an attack on two of the country’s tankers. Brent futures had risen 59 cents to $74.52 a barrel by 1008 GMT, extending t ...

Crude oil swap between Iraq, Iran has begun: Iranian Oil Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-04 01:01
Oil tankers line up at an Erbil refinery that has supplied Iraq since the insurgent attacks in 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

The mystery of the disappearing tankers that carry Kurdish oil to Israel - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-04-10 09:57

Iran says issues in Iraq delay Kirkuk oil swap deal

Kurdistan24 - 2018-04-10 06:56
Oil tankers line up at an Erbil refinery that has supplied Iraq since the insurgent attacks in 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) ...

The mystery of the disappearing tankers that carry Kurdish oil to Israel - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-04-09 11:50

Baghdad in talks with Tehran to export Kirkuk oil to Iran: SOMO

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
Oil tankers line up on Tuesday at an Erbil refinery that has supplied Iraq since the insurgent attacks. (Photo: AA) ...

Iraqi MP: 600 tankers of oil smuggled from Kirkuk, disputed areas daily

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
A general view of the Baba-Gargur oilfield with surplus gases, burning off the ground in Kirkuk, 87 kilometers (54 miles) south of Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Feb. 28, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Iraqi forces plan to 'secure route' to Iran before transporting oil

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
Oil tankers line up at a refinery in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

PMF, Some PUK Officials Plundering Kirkuk Oil, Selling It to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-08 14:46
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who have handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now, along with the militias, transporting Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. BasNews has lea ...

A Number of PUK Officials Transporting Kirkuk's Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-02 12:52
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have begun to transport Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. Adnan Kirkuki, the spokesperson for the Kur ...

India police investigate crude oil theft gang

BBC - 2017-07-24 00:02
The network stole millions of dollars worth of crude in water tankers, Rajasthan police say. ...

Kirkuk to prevent Baghdad-Iran oil tankers transfer

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 18:05
Oil tankers line up on Tuesday at an Erbil refinery that has supplied Iraq since the insurgent attacks. (Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) ...

Islamic State sells Iraqi oil in Syria

Aranews - 2017-01-03 00:35
ARA News Hasakah – As the US-backed Iraqi forces continued to push into Mosul city, the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group started exporting Iraqi oil to Syria. On Monday, at least eight ISIS oil tankers crossed the border into Syria’s northeastern town ...

Coalition destroys 168 ISIS oil tankers near Palmyra

Aranews - 2016-12-10 03:17
ARA News Erbil – The US-led coalition says it has destroyed a fleet of 168 ISIS oil tankers near Palmyra on Thursday in the largest air strike of its kind to date. “The Coalition continues to forcefully prosecute the air war on ISIS revenue capability,” s ...

The $2 million hit - coalition airstrikes take out 168 ISIS oil tankers

Rûdaw - 2016-12-09 18:28
The is the 'largest air strike of its kind to date' ...

Iran military presence in Persian Gulf secures oil tankers: official

KurdPress - 2016-10-20 08:01
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani said Iran’s military presence in the Persian Gulf has ensured expansion of secure trade and passage for oil tankers. ...

Iran military presence in Persian Gulf secures oil tankers: official

KurdPress - 2016-10-19 08:25
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani said Iran’s military presence in the Persian Gulf has ensured expansion of secure trade and passage for oil tankers. ...

US-led coalition destroys 110 ISIS oil tankers in a week: official

Aranews - 2016-09-14 01:16
ARA News ERBIL – The US-led coalition destroyed more than 110 oil tanker trucks for the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in one week, Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, head of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said on Tuesday. “Last week alone, w ...

Governor says would not allow Kirkuk oil export to Iran

KurdPress - 2016-09-04 17:18
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk stated that he would not let the flow of the province’s oil to Iran through tankers. ...

Iraq blacklists three tankers for carrying Kurdish crude

Rûdaw - 2016-08-31 11:13
The tankers are forbidden from entering Iraqi ports or exporting Iraqi oil ...

Iraq Blacklists Tankers Transporting Kurdish Crude Oil – gCaptain

Gcaptain - 2016-08-31 07:41

PressTV-Iraq blacklists tankers shipping KRG oil

Presstv - 2016-08-31 03:01

Iraq Blacklists Three Oil Tankers For Shipping Kurdish Crude | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2016-08-31 03:01

Iraq blacklists tankers involved in shipping Kurdish crude

Dailymail - 2016-08-30 13:38
By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Iraqi state oil firm SOMO has blacklisted three tankers involved in shipping crude from Kurdistan, stepping u... ...

Kirkuk to prevent Baghdad-Iran oil tankers transfer

Kurdish Globe - 2016-08-29 12:58

Governor says would not allow Kirkuk oil export to Iran

KurdPress - 2016-08-29 10:57
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk stated that he would not let the flow of the province’s oil to Iran through tankers. ...

US coalition bombs ISIS oil tankers in Nineveh

Aranews - 2016-08-19 00:48
ARA News ERBIL – Warplanes of the US-led coalition on Thursday bombed a number of ISIS oil tankers in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, local sources and activists reported. The coalition’s air forces hit a convoy of oil tankers that belonged to the r ...

Coalition warplanes destroy 17 IS oil tankers

Kurdistan24 - 2016-08-05 00:39
IS extremists burn oil wells near Qayyarah in an attempt to smoke screen the US-led coalition warplanes. (Photo: Unknown) ...

Kirkuk: A city with plenty of oil but no fuel

Rûdaw - 2016-07-25 22:07
‘We always wait for God's mercy and fuel tankers from Iraq’s oil ministry’ ...

Iraqi air force bombs 20 ISIS oil tankers in Nineveh, Peshmerga hit the group in Kirkuk

Aranews - 2016-04-23 03:13
ARA News DUHOK ــ Iraqi air force on Friday targeted a convoy of 20 tankers loaded with crude oil for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in the Qayyarah oil field to the south of Nineveh province, Nineveh operations command in the Iraqi army said i ...

Iran to modernize oil tankers after sanctions lifted

Rûdaw - 2016-04-02 18:15
NITC has managed to rent its ships to foreigners ...

[Video] Russia releases video of air strikes on Islamic State oil tankers, facilities

NRT-TV - 2015-12-26 15:58

Kurdish Border Official Refutes Russian Accusations IS Oil Smuggling

BasNews - 2015-12-03 17:51
No oil tankers pass Ibrahim Khalil border to Turkey, says crossing security Harman Khalid ZAXO – The head of Ibrahim Khalil Border Security Abdullah Barzani has rejected Russia’s accusations that IS is smuggling oil across into Turkey, as no tankers use t ...

"Decoy Tankers" Hide Secretive Kurdish Oil Exports

Maritime Executive - 2015-11-18 19:16

Official: Iraq has sent 47 million barrels of oil to Turkey this year

Rûdaw - 2015-03-26 13:31
Turkish minister says 57 oil tankers have reached the world market. ...

Turkish tankers carrying Daesh oil

DIHA - 2015-03-20 09:58

Turkish tankers carrying ISIS oil

ANF - 2015-03-19 12:18
Sadik Al Hiseni, the head of the security committee in the city of Diyala in Iraq, says they have arrested several Turkish tankers trying to take ISIS oil out of the province of Salahuddin. ...

Part of Kurdish oil money not paid yet: Taner Yildiz

Kurd Press - 2014-12-22 10:36
Kurdish oil has been shipped by 39 oil tankers from Ceyhan but Iraqi Kurdish authorities have not yet paid all payments to Turkey’s Halkbank, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has told journalists. ...

UK Consul in Erbil: UK Leading Player in Kurdistan Region’s Oil Industry

BasNews - 2014-12-05 07:33
ERBIL UK Consul General Angus McKee visited Gulf Keystone’s production facility at the Shaikan oil field on Wednesday, where company officials gave him a tour. He viewed the production processes, control room and loading of tankers for onward transportati ...

Foreign Tankers Blacklisted by Baghdad After Kurdish Oil Transfers | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenicshippingnews - 2014-10-14 09:37

Foreign Tankers Blacklisted by Baghdad After Kurdish Oil Transfers

Ibtimes - 2014-10-13 11:57

Iraq bans entry of three tankers which carried Kurdish oil

Peyamner - 2014-10-12 06:06
PNA - Iraq has banned three oil tankers — two Suezmaxes and one Panamax — from loading at its oil terminals in response to direct exports of crude by the Kurdistan Regional Government over the objections of Baghdad ...

Iraq bans three oil tankers for carrying Kurdistan oil

E-Kurd - 2014-10-10 15:42

Two tankers believed carrying Kurdish crude arrive off Singapore

Kurd Press - 2014-10-08 13:33
Two tankers thought to be carrying exports of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan have made their way to Asia, according to ship tracking data, bringing the number of Kurdish oil-loaded tankers believed to have reached the region to four, Wall Street Journal sa ...

Tankers Believed Carrying Iraqi Kurdistan Oil Arrive Off Singapore - NASDAQ.com

Nasdaq - 2014-10-06 20:17

Ashti Hawrami asks world to help Kurdish region fight against IS oil smuggling

Kurd Press - 2014-10-03 22:57
Seven people were arrested near Kirkuk in northern Iraq in connection with the transportation of four tankers of oil extracted by IS in the fields it controls in the south of Iraq, said the Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) natural resources minist ...

Iraqi Kurdistan shipped 19 oil tankers since May, earning $1.3 bln

E-Kurd - 2014-09-25 14:36

Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports stumble as U.S. buyer balks; more tankers in limbo

E-Kurd - 2014-08-01 05:20

Future of Landlocked Kurdistan Depends on Turkey’s Next Move

Rûdaw - 2014-07-20 13:24
Only one of four tankers of Kurdish pipeline oil has been sold thus far ...

Taliban insurgents set oil tankers ablaze in Afghanistan

Gulan Media - 2014-07-06 03:48

Turkey sends 400 road tankers of petrol to South Kurdistan

ANF - 2014-06-20 17:00
After ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) gangs captured Mosul and launched attacks on the Baiji oil refinery, petrol supplies from refineries to south Kurdistan have been reduced and long que ...

Minister: More Tankers Loading Kurdish Oil; Crude Already Sold

Rûdaw - 2014-06-17 18:51
‘We are not going back to where Baghdad can use its red card anytime it wants to’ ...

Kurdish Oil Adrift on Tankers Sold to Buyers in Austria, India

Rûdaw - 2014-06-14 17:26
Erbil’s bargaining power has risen tremendously ...
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