Japan imports 25.3m barrels of crude from UAE in August


Japan reported that it imported more than 25 percent of its crude oil from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in August 2016.

August imports from the UAE reached 25.3 million barrels of crude, according to data released by the Agency of Energy and Natural Resource (AENR) in Tokyo.

The agency, which is part of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, also stated that Saudi Arabia exported 30.3 million barrels, or 30.5 percent of the total imports.

Other exporters to Japan were Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Iran and Iraq.

Japan’s total crude oil imports for the month accounted for 99.3 million barrels, the agency said.

Source: WAM

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