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Cargoes of Iranian fuel seized by U.S. remain at sea

Iranian oil supertanker is seen near Gibraltar, Spain, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) September 25, 2020 Tankers carrying Iranian gasoline that was confiscated by the U.S. government and became embroiled in a court ownership battle have struggled to discharge in the United States, shifting course over the last week. The U.S. Department of Justice [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela’s PDVSA oil company to sell crude cargo to Iran’s national oil company

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) September 23, 2020 Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has begun loading an Iran flagged large tanker with Venezuelan heavy crude for export, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran’s defense ministry, Venezuela’s Maduro

Different units of the Iranian Armed Forces displayed their capabilities and latest military achievements in nationwide parades in Tehran. (Tasnim) September 21, 2020 The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela’s PDVSA prepares to boost oil blending, imports Iranian diluents

An Iranian oil tanker transports crude oil to export markets in the Gulf, Iran. (Getty) September 15, 2020 Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA is preparing to recover a portion of the oil output lost in recent months by boosting crude blending operations at its main producing region, the Orinoco Belt, according to sources and a [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela gasoline queues grow as Iranian tankers take long route

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) September 10, 2020 Angry Venezuelans are once again stuck in long service station lines due to rationing by President Nicolas Maduro's government, which is awaiting fuel tankers on their way from [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuelan gas lines surge as Iranian tankers go undercover

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company Pdvsa holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship Fortune at the El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) September 09, 2020 Gasoline shortages have returned to Venezuela, sparking mile-long lines in the capital as international [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iranian fuel seized by U.S. to reach Texas within days

Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive a speedboat in front of an oil tanker at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2, 2012. (AFP) September 09, 2020 Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela that the United States seized last month is now being taken to Texas by two tankers due to arrive in coming days, [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran and Venezuela’s strategic challenge to sanctions

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Joseph Humire September 02, 2020 In any other year, the recent claim by Colombian President Ivan Duque that Venezuela is actively looking to acquire medium- to long-range missiles from Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor [...]

By |September 2nd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Detained Colombia businessman was negotiating with Iran for Venezuela, lawyers say

Colombian businessman Alex Saab, who remains in a Cape Verde jail as he fights extradition to the United States, has denied the charges. (Screenshot) August 28, 2020 A Colombian businessman detained in Cape Verde in June was on a mission to Iran as a special envoy of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to negotiate [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian vessel loads with Venezuelan alumina, amid closer ties

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the opening ceremony of a container terminal at the port in La Guaira, Venezuela April 28, 2017. (REUTERS) By Maria Ramirez, Luc Cohen August 27, 2020 An Iranian-flagged vessel loaded a cargo of alumina in Venezuela this month after delivering supplies for an Iranian supermarket in the South American [...]

By |August 27th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|