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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Venezuela has agreed to sell gasoline to Iran, the South American county's energy minister said in comments published Tuesday, a week after the Islamic country imposed a fuel-rationing program that has sparked violence.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, greets Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in Tehran on Sunday.
"Yes, Iranians have asked to buy gasoline from us, and we have accepted this demand," Rafael Ramirez told the Iranian daily newspaper Shargh.
The US isn't the only country with tankers almost any nation beside water has a shipping industry and those company's are always looking for work no matter who it is, a ship with no cargo makes no money and when push comes to shove if Valenzuela wants fuel moved to Iran whoever is nearest will do it.
Originally posted by Desert Dawg
Does Venezuela have tankers in sufficient numbers to deliver the gas?
Even if tankers are readily available - and I doubt it - it's going to take a couple weeks or so to get the gas there once the tankers are loaded.
Aren't a great number of tankers registered in Liberia and perhaps Nigeria so as to avoid taxes etc.?
Seems like a little backdoor pressure would be applied and tankers may not be as available as the Venezuelan and Iranian leaders think.