Iran has already begun to store oil in its own tankers off the coasts beforehand the U.S. approves to send out oil which will require slicing Tehran’s capacity to ship and exchanging oil to its clients around the globe. Even in the past period from 2012-2016, Iran has used the same strategy when the U.S. and other European countries had tried to slice its capacity to export oil.
Reports from Bloomberg’s Tanker tracking data reveals that not less than five tankers possessed by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) have been sitting completely weighed down with raw petroleum off the Kharg Island oil terminal in the Persian Gulf in the course of the last more than about fourteen days. Another two tankers loaded with Iranian condensate, the ultralight oil Iran produces from its petroleum gas fields, have been tied down off Dubai for a considerable length of time.
Examiners anticipate that Iran will expand its oil production hold in tankers in the coming months with an effect to collusion in assent rises.
U.S. restrictions on Iran’s oil exports have affected its September exports by just 1.5 million barrels a day compared to its earlier deal made in the month of April and May which was around 2.8 million barrels a day of oil exports in the Asian region.
Iran’s major purchasers in the Asian region are India & China who are not proposed to remove the agreement to import crude oil from Iran. But looking at the current scenario, India plans to lessen a portion of its Iranian crude oil as the prices get economical and the U.S. strain to have Iran’s oil trade go back to zero.