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US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

July 30, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas - The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government. A U.S. District Court judge ordered a U.S. Marshal to seize the cargo - about 1 million barrels of crude oil, worth about $100 million - aboard the tanker United Kalavryta in response to a complaint filed by the Iraqi government.



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