Japan’s largest refiner, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, may be forced to stop imports of Iranian crude oil loading in September without clear guidance from the government as US sanctions on Iranian oil loom. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The refining arm of JXTG Holdings will decide this month on whether to continue importing Iranian oil cargoes loading in September, JXTG Holdings’ director and senior vice president of corporate planning Yasushi Onoda told reporters Wednesday. “Whether to [continue importing] Iranian crude oil, is also linked to the government’s intentions,” Onoda told an earnings press briefing in Tokyo. “At this moment we cannot say whether we will continue.” JXTG is considering various alternative supply options from other Middle Eastern oil producing countries and elsewhere including the US because of the lack of clear guidance from the government, Onoda said. “We are looking at […]