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Impasse over Kurdish tanker near Texas to drag on

A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said.

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US not to seize Kurdish crude from tanker

A US court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse. The Unite

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Iraqi Kurdish crude tanker cleared to unload off Texas

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the US Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block de

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Libya: Trapped at sea, tanker captain craved freedom

Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig knew he was trapped when dozens of fighters armed with rifles boarded his tanker just off a rebel-held port on Libya's coast. A militia from the country's restive east forced his crew

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US navy hands over seized oil tanker to Libya

The US Navy has handed over to Libyan authorities an oil tanker carrying crude that had been loaded at a port controlled by armed rebels in defiance of Tripoli's government. The Morning Glory tanker was due to arrive later on

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US navy seizes Libya rebel oil tanker

US Navy Seals boarded and took control of an oil tanker late on Sunday that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the US Department of Defense said. No one was hurt in the boarding operation, appro

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Libyan port rebels say ready for talks

Libyan rebels controlling three oil export ports said they were ready to negotiate with the government over ending their six-month blockade if Tripoli abandoned plans for a military offensive. Libyan officials on Wednesday gave th

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Libyan parliament sacks PM after tanker escape

Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the Opec member

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N Korea tanker loads oil at Libya rebel port

A North Korean-flagged tanker has finished loading crude at the Libyan rebel-held port of Es Sider but has not left the terminal, oil officials said on Monday, after the government threatened to bomb the ship. Tripoli has said it

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Libya threatens to bomb N Korean tanker

Libya threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. The rebels, who have seized three major Liby

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