Business: Another Crude Awakening in Iran

After the revolution, oil workers gush discontent

The crunch that was caused by the cutoff of oil from Iran earlier this year taught the world how deeply dependent it is on crude from that tortured land. Lately the export flow has been back up to 3.3 million bbl. per day, but there were reports last week that production is dropping, and once again the supply is endangered. A shutdown of Iranian production would put the U.S. in a tough position. Oil stocks are already very low, and consumption would have to be reduced by at least 1.7 million to 2 million bbl....

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