Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 10

10-March-2008

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...