United States looking for alternative sources of supply oil instead of Iran, in mass media

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The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is working on finding alternative sources of oil to replace Iranian resources, including for countries-«allies,» writes the Financial Times (FT), citing a source in the White house.

USA, coming in may from the agreement with Iran on nuclear program, restore sanctions against the country, against the energy sector, they will come into force in early November. Washington has declared the purpose to increase the export of oil from Iran to zero. According to the International energy Agency (IEA), in July the country exported 1.9 million barrels per day, which is 500 thousand barrels below the level of may. Iran has consistently opposed the increase of oil production in other countries to replace her «retiring» so volumes.

As noted by the FT on Thursday that sanctions against Iran in force until the conclusion in 2015 of the nuclear agreement, implied restrictions on the import of Iranian oil. But a number of «allies» the United States can use the exemptions in the sanctions regime and continue to purchase resources from Iran. In particular, we are talking about South Korea, India and Japan. With Washington increasing pressure on Tehran recommended that these countries not to expect new easing, the publication adds.

India, being one of the key importers of oil from Iran, is looking to diversify supplies and has significantly reduced the amount of planned fuel purchases from Iran in September-October, according to Reuters. The energy Ministry of South Korea also made the decision to switch to supplies from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Earlier in September, took place the visit of the Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry to Moscow and his meeting with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak. According to Novak, at the meeting, the Ministers discussed the situation on world energy markets, the work of Russian and American companies in Russia and the United States, projects in third countries, the question was raised about the creation of the investment Fund of the Russian Federation and the United States with the participation of the Russian direct investment FUND to implement projects in the field of energy technologies.

Later, in Moscow was held a meeting with Novak Minister of energy of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Valicom. The Ministers discussed the current state of the market, as well as bilateral cooperation. Was marked by a good level of dynamics of development of cooperation in energy and industrial issues.

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