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US Crude Imports Averaged 9.65Mn B/D In 2003, Led By Saudi Arabia

According to data released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US crude imports averaged 9.646mn b/d during 2003, an increase of 506,000 b/d from the 2002 import average of 9.14mn b/d. Saudi Arabia continues to be the leading source of imported crude for the US, with imports averaging 1.724mn b/d, up from 1.519mn b/d in 2002. The other leading suppliers of crude to the US...