Oil prices fall amid supplied market, Iran sanction exemptions

Workers at an onshore Iranian oil facility

Prices sank amid fears that the oil market is oversupplied compared to demand and have fallen steadily since the USA government eased sanctions on Iranian oil in October.

Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $70.84 a barrel, 19 cents above their last close.

On Monday, as part of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure campaign" to get Iran to change its behavior, the USA reimposed oil and banking sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Oil prices declined on Tuesday as the United States allowed eight major importers to continue buying oil from Iran for 180 days despite its sanctions against the Middle East country.

The administration of US President Donald Trump announced on Monday the re-imposition of the "toughest" sanctions ever against Iran.

Iranian officials have said the waivers provide proof that the United States can not achieve its goal of cutting off all of Iran's oil exports.

The top USA diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor created to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, U.S. crude inventories rose by 5.8 million barrels in the week ending November 2, to 431.79 million barrels, the EIA said.

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Brian Hook, special USA representative for Iran, said that as major insurers withdraw coverage for Iranian vessels, Iran will likely turn to domestic insurance companies that will be unable to cover losses for major maritime accidents.

With the granting of the waivers, it's likely that Iran will be able to keep its exports at least around 1.1 million bpd, and possibly even as high as the 2 million bpd of recent months.

Washington and the recipients of the waivers have not disclosed how much oil they are allowed to import, or under what conditions deals can still be made.

The new round of U.S. sanctions, which had been lifted under a multilateral 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, came back into force on November 5, drawing criticisms from the United Nations as well as Washington's allies in the European Union. Output from these three countries in October exceeded 33 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time, meaning they alone meet more than a third of the world's nearly 100 million bpd of crude oil consumption.

Washington has said it wants to force Iranian oil exports down to zero, but Bernstein Energy now expects "Iranian exports will average 1.4 million to 1.5 million bpd" during the exemption period, about half the volume in mid-2018.

As the sanctions start approached, the market started to question how longer demand growth would hold amid oil prices at their highest in four years.

Japan's refiner JXTG Holdings said on Wednesday it might resume orders of Iranian oil in December. The government's official supply report is due at 1530 GMT.

India is, thus, being given time to phase out its oil imports from Iran in a calibrated fashion.

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