China’s crude oil imports from Iran in September fell sharply from the same month last year in a sign that China has curbed its purchases from the Islamic republic as Washington prepares to re-impose sanctions on Tehran’s oil sector.  Data from China’s General Administration of Customs showed China brought in 2.13 million tonnes of Iranian crude oil in September, or 518,300 barrels per day (bpd), down 34 percent from 3.22 million tonnes last September, Chinese customs made a surprise announcement earlier on Thursday on its website that it was making available to the public monthly data on the nation’s import and export of commodities, including country of origin for imports and country of destination for exports. The customs office had previously provided […]