Another Kurdish Tanker En Route to USA

By Patrick M Schmidt.

While the tanker the United Kalavryta remains outside of American territorial waters by Texas, another tanker carrying “illegal” oil from the Kurdistan region has left for New Jersey. The tanker, Minerva Joy (pictured), left the port of Dortyol in Turkey on Thursday.

It has been determined that LydondellBasell purchased two tankers worth of Kurdish oil over the past few months. However, the company has now changed course. “We have canceled further purchases and will not accept delivery of any of the affected crude until the matter is appropriately resolved,” said LydondellBasell.

The Minerva Joy is expected in port at Paulsboro, New Jersey by August 11.

(Source: Bloomberg)