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US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil

Updated : April 29, 2019 06:12 AM IST

The new curbs on Iranian exports come on top of Washington’s earlier ban on Venezuelan crude and output snags in Angola, another big producer of the dense crude grades that best yield lucrative refined products like jet fuel.
Refiners are also seeking more of the heavy sweet crude Iran and Venezuela once provided in abundance to produce low-sulfur fuel oil ahead of new shipping emissions rules due next year.
US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil

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