North Korea continues construction at Nampho oil terminal
Facility identified by U.S. as an offloading point for illegally obtained oil
North Korea continues construction work on its Nampho oil terminal, recent satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows, despite the seemingly low levels of DPRK vessel traffic and international restrictions on exporting oil products to the DPRK.
The Nampho oil terminal is the country’s primary facility for refueling vessels and a likely unloading point for inward bound fuel products being delivered to North Korea.
In July, Washington also said the facility was likely the drop-off point for oil products received via sanctioned ship-to-ship transfers, describing four vessels as “delivering refined petrol products” that were procured
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