1 ; 1.13 mb/j Arabie Saoudite
2 ; 0.816 mb/j Emirats Arabes Unis
3 ; 0.343 mb/j Qatar
4 ; 0.168 mb/j Koweit
Zéro importation de pétrole Iranien en Juillet !
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cf ... 0901134612Saudi Arabia main exporter of oil to Japan
eptember 01, 2012 4:37 PM
JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports to Japan seized the top spot among the GCC oil-producing countries, although imports from the Kingdom shrank 4.4 percent from a year earlier to 1.13 million bpd, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 816,000 bpd, up 16.3 percent, Japan’s Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report Friday. Qatar ranked third, with shipments falling 8.3 percent to 343,000 bpd and Oman was fourth with 167,000 bpd.
Kuwait’s crude oil exports to Japan fell 49.7 percent in July from a year earlier to 5.17 million barrels, or 168,000 barrels per day (bpd), for the first decline in six months, the government said Friday.
However, Kuwait remained Japan’s fourth-biggest oil supplier last month since overtaking Iran in March, providing 4.9 percent of the country’s total crude imports, the Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report.
Japan’s overall imports of crude oil went down 2.4 percent year-on-year to 3.42 million bpd for the first drop in two months. Shipments from the Middle East stood at 2.72 million bpd, and accounted for 83.3 percent of the total, down 6.6 percentage points from the year before.
Although the Japanese government has decided to provide insurance for tankers carrying Iranian crude bound for Japan, no imports from Iran were recorded in the month of July. The legislation enables the world’s No.3 oil consumer to continue importing Iranian oil even after new European Union (EU) sanctions against Iran starting from July 1, which ban insurance firms of EU countries from covering Iran’s exports. Japan has already secured a waiver from US financial sanctions against Iran in return for cutting its imports of Iranian crude oil.