HOUSTON Aug 11 U.S. refiner Axeon Specialty
Products said it won't buy or accept delivery of any cargoes of
disputed Kurdish Shaikan crude oil for its Paulsboro, New Jersey
refinery, according to a press release received on Monday.
Several cargoes of the oil have recently reached U.S. soil
and Iraq's central government has moved to block independent
exports of crude by the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Earlier this month, refiner LyondellBasell,
confirmed it recently purchased "modest quantities" of what
public records show is Kurdish Shaikan crude and said it would
scrap further purchases of the disputed oil for the time being.
(Reporting By Terry Wade)