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S.Korea Imports No Iranian Crude For November -Customs

Iran -- An Iranian water storage tanker sails off the coast of Qeshm Island 14 February 2001 in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important waterways. (FILM) AFP PHOTO/Henghameh FAHIMI / AFP PHOTO / HENGHAMEH FAHIMI
SEOUL, Dec 15 (Reuters)

South Korea did not import crude oil from Iran in November, compared with 1.3 million tonnes imported a year ago, preliminary data from Korea Customs Service showed on Saturday.

The world’s fifth-largest crude buyer imported a total 12.7 million tonnes of crude last month against 12.6 million tonnes imported a year ago, the data also showed. Final data for South Korea's crude oil imports last month will be published by state-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) later the month.

The KNOC data is considered the industry standard for South Korea's oil imports.