Japanese Buyers Increase Contract Liftings from Kuwait

According to Tokyo reports, Japanese buyers have increased their contract volumes of Kuwait crude to around 180,000 b/d for the last five months of 1987 (August-December). This compares with the previous volume of 120,000 b/d.

The breakdown of the 180,000 b/d contractual volume for August-December is understood to be as follows: Mitsubishi Corp., 50,000 b/d; Mitsui, 40,000 b/d; Idemitsu, 30,000 b/d; C. Itoh, 20,000 b/d;...