China’s CNPC Capital, the financial arm of state energy giant China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), said on Friday that a unit cited by a U.S. official this week as owning a tanker shipping Iranian oil has no links to the vessel. The United States earlier this week warned Hong Kong to be on alert for a vessel carrying Iranian oil that might seek to stop in the Asian financial hub, with a senior U.S. official saying any entity providing services to the vessel would be in violation of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity told reporters on Tuesday that the tanker, the Pacific Bravo, was owned by China’s Bank of Kunlun, a unit of CNPC Capital. Kunlun could not be reached for comment earlier this week. “After our checks, the vessel Pacific Bravo (IMO: 9206035), and the goods it carries, have nothing […]