India’s oil imports from Iran in 2018-19 could be higher than the previous year despite the imposition of U.S. sanctions, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows, forcing the government to rein in purchases in coming months. A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an oil terminal on the outskirts of Kolkata, India in this November 27, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files India’s oil imports from Iran jumped by about 34 percent in April-October from a year earlier, totaling 603,000 bpd or 17.7 million tonnes, tanker arrival data showed. The sharp increase was due to front-loading of purchases by Indian refiners ahead of renewed U.S. sanctions on Tehran, which came into effect on Monday. By choking Iran’s oil and shipping industries, Washington aims to try to force Tehran to quash its nuclear ambitions and ballistic missile program as […]