Japanese refiners are considering resuming Iranian oil imports from January following Washington’s recent sanctions waiver, but the window to load cargoes could halt in two months amid uncertainty about whether the waiver would be extended beyond the 180-day period, sources familiar with the matter told S&P Global Platts. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Without a guarantee on extension, Japanese companies may be forced to finish loading Iranian oil by the end of February or early March to get enough time to clear all Iran-related oil transactions by the end of the 180-day period that began on November 5, sources said. The ideal target date to clear all Iranian oil transactions would be end April, which means that some Japanese companies […]