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Iran’s ‘dark tanker fleet’ has become the ‘oil world’s’ biggest mystery

Iran’s ‘dark tanker fleet’ has become the ‘oil world’s’ biggest mystery

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While one Iranian tanker is attracting global attention, serious oil watchers remain absorbed by a bigger mystery: the hunt for the rest of Iran’s fleet. The quest has led to ever more inventive methods of tracking ships, and divergent views on the amounts of crude secretly slipping into world markets. That’s because the vessels have mostly “gone dark” since sanctions were tightened this year, switching off transponders that would reveal their location. “Iran is a black box, but it’s also not a black box” as there are ways to uncover secretive activity, said Devin Geoghegan, global director of petroleum intelligence at Genscape Inc. in Denver, Colorado. “Iran is simply doing a better job of putting their oil into other people’s hands — or their own storage tin-cans — than anybody has expected.”
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