Japanese refiners have temporarily suspended Iranian oil loadings ahead of US sanctions, while they are also closely monitoring government talks with Washington on securing a waiver to continue their imports, Petroleum Association of Japan President Takashi Tsukioka said at a press conference Thursday. Asked whether Japanese refiners have suspended their Iranian oil loadings beyond October, Tsukioka said: “I understand that each company’s position [over Iranian oil loadings] is the same, to have suspended them while monitoring the situation.” Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “The companies are also taking a flexible approach to be prepared to respond, depending on how the situation develops,” he added. Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo, Tsukioka said that it would be up to individual refiners to take their own decisions on Iranian crude oil imports. But he said that it would be “of great importance” to […]