August 26, 2014 / 2:25 AM / in 3 years

U.S. court scraps order to seize Kurdish crude from tanker near Texas

HOUSTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered in Texas and end a nearly month-long impasse.

The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored near Texas for weeks, as the Iraqi region of Kurdistan wages a legal battle over ownership with the central government of Iraq.

Reporting By Terry Wade and Anna Driver; additional reporting by Patience Haggin

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