On 23 October, the Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian tankers now regularly transfer crude to other ships just miles offshore the major Iraqi port of Al Faw, according to officials. The oil is then mixed with cargoes from other places to disguise its origin, and it eventually ends up on sale in world markets. For example, it says, in March 230,000 barrels of oil from the state-run National Iranian Oil Co. were transferred to a vessel moored in Iraqi waters.
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