A Japanese buyer has loaded what appears to be the last Iranian oil cargoes for arrival in early October, ahead of US sanctions, as local importers step up procurements from alternative sources, market sources say. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now VLCC Yufusan is scheduled to arrive Japan on October 3 after loading oil at Assaluyeh and Kharg Island in Iran and Mina Al Ahmadi in Kuwait, according to S&P Global Platts trade flow software cFlow. A Shipping source said that the VLCC is arriving Japan in early October after having loaded Iranian oil. Japan’s imports of Iranian oil in October will come at the time when the government is still pressing the US to allow Japan continue to import Iranian oil, while leaving refiners to make their own decisions over their imports as US sanctions loom on the horizon. Japanese […]