Iran bypasses strategic Hormuz Strait to export crude oil via Gulf of Oman

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Iran bypasses strategic Hormuz Strait to export crude oil via Gulf of Oman
President Rouhani hails ‘historic day’; state media claims $2 billion project to pipe oil 1,000 kilometers to new facility indicates defeat of US sanctions
By Agencies

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran Thursday began exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. During a ceremony marking the inauguration of the project, President Hassan Rouhani called the plan “strategic.” Iran’s main oil export terminal is located at the port of Kharg inside the Strait of Hormuz, a waterway less than 40 kilometers (25 miles) across at its narrowest point. “We had a terminal and if there was a problem, our oil exports would be cut off,” Rouhani acknowledged, adding that “today is a great historic day for the Iranian nation.” Iran is under heavy US sanctions since then-US president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal in 2018, which have heavily impacted Iranian energy exports.

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