NEW YORK Feb 4 U.S. permits granted for exports
of oil to Europe since last year were for foreign-origin crude
oil only, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and
Security said on Tuesday.
The bureau had granted two licenses to export crude to the
UK since last year and another two to Italy, according to data
that Reuters obtained through a U.S. Freedom of Information Act
request. The bureau had initially declined to comment on the
permits, which were reported earlier on Tuesday by Reuters.
(Reporting by Selam Gebrekidan)