Royal Dutch Shell has stopped gasoline sales to Iran, the latest addition to a growing list of firms, including BP, that have halted supplies or decided not to enter new trade agreements under threat of future U.S. sanctions, Reuters reported.
“Shell currently does not supply gasoline to Iran,” a Shell spokesman said.
U.S. politicians are working on legislation to penalize fuel suppliers to Iran in an effort to pressure Tehran to stop uranium enrichment.
“It is getting more difficult for suppliers, who are only stopping this because it is politically sensitive,” a trading source familiar with Iranian fuel imports told Reuters.
According to shipping data obtained by Reuters, Shell moved about 1.65 million barrels of gasoline into Iran from April through October 2009.