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India cuts Iran oil imports nearly a fifth in 2013
NEW DELHI, April 17 (Reuters) India imports of Iranian crude tumbled about a fifth in the fiscal year ended in March, despite a surge canada goose coats on sale of shipments in recent months that canada goose coats came after a canada goose uk outlet deal easing sanctions on canadian goose jacket Tehran.
The Geneva agreement struck between Iran and six world powers in November and implemented for six months from Jan. 20 eased some restriction on Tehran oil trade in exchange for curbs to its canada goose factory sale nuclear programme.
India, the world fourth biggest oil consumer and Tehran top client after China, imported canada goose clearance around 358,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter, up nearly 43 percent from a year ago, according to cheap canada goose uk tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources and compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Analytics.
Even with the surge over the January March quarter, India oil Canada Goose Coats On Sale purchases in the year to March 31 dropped 16.5 percent to 222,000 bpd, the tanker data showed.
India and other clients of Iran, including China, Japan and South Korea, were forced to cut their oil imports after toughened sanctions were placed on Tehran in 2012.
The measures cut Iran oil exports in half and slashed its revenues, and according to the West, were the primary reason the OPEC member agreed to curbs on its canada goose uk shop disputed nuclear programme.
India had buy canada goose jacket cheap targeted at least a 15 percent uk canada goose outlet cut in its imports from Iran to Canada Goose Online 220,000 bpd for the 2013/14 year.
Last Canada Goose Parka month, India shipments from Iran rose 45.6 Canada Goose online percent from February to about 387,000 bpd, or more than twice the intake in March 2013, the tanker arrival data showed.
LOADING DATA, TOP IMPORTER ESSAR The tanker arrival data was confirmed by a senior government official who said Indian refiners had loaded 10.7 million tonnes, or 214,000 bpd, of Iranian oil in 2013/14, down about 18.6 percent from the previous year.
Arrival and loading data differ as a voyage canada goose uk black friday from Iran to India normally takes seven to eight days.
Indian refiners had contracts with Canada Goose Jackets Iran to buy about 185,000 bpd in the year to March 31, lower than government targets because Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd did not renew its annual term deal with Tehran last year.
State owned Indian Oil Corp signed for the other contracted term volumes of 25,000 bpd.
Essar bought about 105,400 bpd, 32 percent higher than its contract, while MRPL shipped in 83,800 Canada Goose Outlet bpd, said the official.
took canada goose black friday sale almost buy canada goose jacket half of our overall imports from Iran (in 2013/14). They (Iran) Canada Goose sale are offering better deals than others in the Gulf, uk canada goose the canada goose store official said.
Essar Oil officials did not respond to an e mailed request for further details.
Iran has been canada goose offering free shipping and discounts on crude sales cheap Canada Goose to Indian refiners to boost its exports.
Iran share of Indian crude imports dropped to about 5.7 percent in canada goose clearance sale 2013/14, the tanker data showed.
Iran accounted for about 16.4 percent of India oil import in 2008/09 and 7.3 percent a year ago, according to the government source.
Iran is now India seventh largest crude supplier, down from sixth a year ago, the tanker data showed.
Overall, India imported about 3.9 million bpd in the year ended March 31, up about 6 percent from the previous fiscal year, the tanker arrival data showed.