The United States recently seized a ship and then sold off the Iranian oil it was carrying, according to reports over the weekend.
An EIA spokesman told the Washington Examiner this is the second time in the past year the U.S. has seized petroleum exports originating from Iran that the U.S. deemed in violation of international sanctions.
In both cases, the cargoes were imported into the U.S. Last October, the EIA reported the U.S. imported 1.1 million barrels of Iranian crude and petroleum from a similar seizure.
By seizing the ships, the U.S. was enforcing sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program. Diplomats in Vienna are currently negotiating restoring the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump scrapped, which could bring sanctions relief to Iran.