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A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1
Iran exporting over twice as much oil as US estimated - report

TankerTrackers has found that Iran has conducted maneuvers with foreign tankers many times to transfer and export millions of barrels of oils and bypass US sanctions.

Oil tanker [illustrative photo]
Mauritius PM prepares for 'worst case scenario' from damaged oil tank

Conservationists said they were starting to find dead fish as well as seabirds covered in oil, increasing fears of an ecological catastrophe despite a massive local cleanup operation that includes ma

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
AMERICAN SOLDIERS stand near military trucks at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, on March 23
Is Syria oil deal about money or long-term US interests?

The Pentagon is reportedly happy because the economic stability brought by the deal could help the Syrian Democratic Forces remain powerful in eastern Syria.

Workers of the state-oil company Pdvsa holding Iranian and Venezuelan flags greet during the arrival
Venezuela boasts to Iranian regime

Tehran has sent nine oil tankers to its ally Venezuela in recent months.

Oil giant makes aliyah: Noble or ignoble?

One of the world’s biggest oil companies, Chevron, is acquiring Noble Energy for $5 billion. How will that affect Israel's natural gas finds?

By SHLOMO MAITAL
12/08/2020
AMERICAN SOLDIERS stand near military trucks at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, on March 23
Turkey works with Syrian regime to oppose US company oil deal in Syria

However, reports indicate that the “deal” which was reported in some media may not even be finalized or as certain as it is depicted.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend the Libya summit in Berli
Russia moves to secure its investment in Libya

Mercenaries with ties to Kremlin seize oil fields, complicating a wide variety of conflicts.

By JUDAH WAXELBAUM
03/08/2020
A Kurdish oil tanker is seen off the coast of Ashkelon
Syria says US oil firm signed deal with Kurdish-led rebels

A ministry statement, published on state media, did not name the firm involved in the deal with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

By REUTERS
02/08/2020
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near the village of Baghouz
Will oil deal for eastern Syria help or hurt those fighting ISIS?

As with most things in Syria, the actual reality on the ground is far more unclear than the simplistic narratives to be found on social media and among western commentators.

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