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India Cutting Iran Imports Is Good News for Crude Oil

Eliecer Palacios

India may cut its Iranian crude oil imports by 50% to cooperate with U.S. sanctions and secure a waiver to continue shipments, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday. This is a bullish sign for crude oil as major crude importers begin to assess their purchases from Iran ahead of the November 4 deadline. India cannot completely cut Iranian crude oil supplies as these cargoes are offered at competitive pricing and also represent a meaningful part of their supply.