Middle East Economic Survey


No 10


Japans Oil Imports Increased In January As Refiners Boost Winter Fuels Output

Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published its monthly petroleum data on 29 February, showing a 5.1% increase in crude oil imports in January compared with December 2007, and an 8.6% increase over January 2007. Middle East supplies were 9.1% higher in January than in December, and 12.6% higher year-on-year. The increased crude deliveries were...