Another Iranian condensate cargo to begin unloading in Venezuela

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) October 27, 2021 A 2.1 million-barrel cargo of Iranian condensate, the most recent delivery from a swap pact between the Middle Eastern nation and Venezuela, is expected to begin discharging on Wednesday at [...]

By |October 27th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian supertanker departing from Venezuela to transport heavy oil

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Gulf, 1,400 km south of Tehran, Iran May 27, 2016. (Reuters) October 16, 2021 An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy crude provided by state-run oil firm PDVSA, Reuters reported citing [...]

By |October 16th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian condensate cargo begins discharging in Venezuela

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) September 28, 2021 A 2.1-million barrel cargo of condensate supplied by Iranian National Oil Company (NIOC) to Venezuela's PDVSA, the first of a swap deal between the state-run firms here, began discharging [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Under US sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal

The headquarters of Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petroleum Company (NIOC) which provides global sales of Iranian oil. (AFP) September 25, 2021 Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-like [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Nylon tarps deployed in desperate bid to dodge sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

The crew of oil tankers spend a day or two deploying large sheets of nylon tarp. (Google) September 10, 2021 Tanker analysts are using satellite imagery to detect more and more desperate ships trying to disguise themselves from their sanctions-busting activities by covering their decks with nylon tarps. “Over the past year, we [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Venezuela|

Lawmaker says Iran must supply fuel to Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela

Iranian tanker docking at platform of oil facility in the Khark Island on shore of Gulf. (AFP) August 30, 2021 A member of Iran’s parliament energy committee has said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic must supply fuel to allies such as Lebanon, Syria and Venezuela “to protect them from harm.” Hadi Bayginejad [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Syria, Venezuela|

‘Distressed’ crude from Venezuela, Iran stacks up off Singapore

An Panamanian tanker docks at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf, March 12, 2017. (AFP) By Sharon Cho August 25, 2021 Oil stored in ships has been stacking up off key Asian ports as a crackdown in China on private crude oil processors [...]

By |August 25th, 2021|East Asia, Venezuela|

Covid vaccine shipment to Venezuela leads to outcry in Iran

A picture shows vials of the locally made Iranian COVID-19 vaccine during the start of the second phase of trials in Tehran, on March 15, 2021. (AFP) August 14, 2021 Iran’s Red Crescent Society has denied accusations that it shipped Covid-19 vaccines to Venezuela amid a serious pandemic crisis in the country that [...]

By |August 14th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

China’s CCPC takes centre stage in Iran, Venezuela oil trade-sources

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted by Washington [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Latin America, Venezuela|

Pirates of the Caribbean: The dangerous relationship between Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Ximena Herrera July 17, 2021 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|