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Iran halts crude oil sales to U.K., French cos

Wall Street Market Watch -- NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Iran's Ministry of Petroleum said Sunday the country has halted sales of crude oil to British and French companies. European Union states have agreed to stop importing Iranian crude from Jul. 1. A U.K. government official told the BBC Iran's move would have no impact on U.K. energy security. The news service quoted AFP as saying that in 2011 France bought 3% of its oil, or 58,000 barrels per day, from Iran. The U.K. imported even less, said the BBC.

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vtroger
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:08:39 PM

Amazing.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:07:12 PM

KICK THERE ASS
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:)
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:05:09 PM

Halt all business with iran, and let them eat their own oil!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:05:05 PM

oh well ... what's the ol saying ... biting their nose to spite their face ...
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Good riddance.
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LOL
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Well said, fitdoc.
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crazzy
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Well boohoo!
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Just nuke them and be done with them.
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Good one fltdoc.
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Like the analogy fitdoc
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Iran will continue to push buttons until a super power pushes one devastating button back at them.
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Gas jumped 14 cents here today.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:37:53 PM

Cutting their nose off to spite their face.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:35:31 PM

Good for them, keep up the good work.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:34:20 PM

I ran across this article and thought it might be of interest to those who are so concerned about oil availability to the US from the Middle East. There are links to governmental statistics should you wish to follow and verify what is said within the body of the article.

Misconception: We get most of our oil from the Middle East.*

*Fact: Just 9.8% of oil consumed in the U.S. comes from the Middle
East.*

According the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S.
consumes 19.2 million barrels of petroleum products per day. Of
that amount, a net 49% is produced
http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/showtext.cfm?t=ptb0501a
domestically. The rest is imported.

Where is it imported from? Only a small fraction comes from the
Middle East, and that fraction has been declining in recent years.
Last year, imports from the Persian Gulf region – which includes
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United
Arab Emirates – made up
http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec3_7.pdf 9.8%
of total petroleum supplied to the U.S. In 2001, that number was
14.1%.

The U.S. imports more than twice as much petroleum from Canada and
Mexico than it does from the Middle East. Add in the share
produced domestically, and the majority of petroleum consumed in
the U.S. comes from North America.

This isn't to belittle our energy situation. The nation still
relies on imports for about half of its oil. That's bad. But
should the Middle East get the attention it does when we talk
about oil reliance? In terms of security and geopolitical
stability, perhaps. In terms of volume, probably not.
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Thank you come again.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:28:18 PM

They can't survive without anyone to buy their oil so just hang in there!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:28:00 PM

3% isn't going to hurt anyone. I hope we need less or none at all from Iran.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:27:53 PM

Iran is digging their own grave.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:27:26 PM

looks like the only ones keeping iran afloat are china, india and north korea, we need to tariff all products from china and pull all sid to india and north korea, they wont last long.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:22:00 PM

Not good!
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Build the Keystone XL pipeline. it will provide a few thousand jobs during the two years that it will take to build it. It will provide a few hundred jobs as inspectors and pumping plant operators when it is running. Some of the oil will be refined in Texas, but most will be shipped to China as crude oil. A few more refinery jobs, a few tanker loader jobs and some sailors.

Besides, we can buy the oil to be refined from our friends in Canada instead of our enemies in Iran, Venezuela and a few other OPEC countries.

MAKE NORTH AMERICA ENERGY SELF SUFFICIENT!!! Canada, the U.S. and Mexico!!!

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Read
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Whatever.
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Read
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:03:57 PM

Build the pipeline and 3 refineries along the way south.

Tell Iran they can cut their own throats.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:03:30 PM

Whew, 3%! What a blow!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:01:48 PM

England and France don't buy hardly any oil from Iran anyway.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:00:39 PM

Iran is committing suicide.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:59:52 PM

The world wouldn't miss Iran, but the speculators will have a field day.

The U.S. only needs a few refineries to make all of the non-fuel products that we have to make from oil. The U.S. has a 100 year supply of natural gas that can be easily compressed into Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). Diesel engines can be easily converted to run on LNG. If all 18 wheelers were converted for about $2,000 to run on LNG and large high pressure (like propane) tanks were installed at all truck stops it would be cheaper to drive a big truck. American automobile manufacturers should start making cars and light trucks that run on LNG. They can go as far as a gasoline engine can on one tank of gasoline instead of 100 miles before recharging like EVs.

THE U.S. COULD EASILY BECOME ENERGY INDEPENDENT!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:57:04 PM

Shut down Iran.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:54:23 PM

Yeah
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:53:03 PM

Big deal they got Taiwan lol
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:51:46 PM

So who are they really hurting? No oil sales no cash flow!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:51:35 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:50:58 PM

Hey, mplato--you get your crude wherever it's cheapest.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:48:06 PM

can not believe that after all these years of sanctions out ALLIES have been buying their junk oil
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:46:20 PM

o well
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:46:19 PM

This is good news for one and all.
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Oh good high gas prices...I can hardly wait! Hopefully this will make the baby boomers even richer.
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What a meaningless gesture by the Islamofacists.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:39:46 PM

If Iran wants nukes, send them one.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:39:20 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:36:23 PM

That's their problem now...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:36:08 PM

nothing new
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Nobody will step up as long as BO is in office.
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Eventually, some nation or joint coalition of nations is going to have to teach this bullying country of Islamic Loonie-Tunes a lesson.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:31:37 PM

That is no problem. And, we should be blocking ANY exports or imports to the terrorist nation!
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