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US Crude Imports Averaged 9.05Mn B/D In 2002, Led By Saudi Arabia

According to data released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US crude imports averaged 9.047mn b/d during 2002, down by 281,000 b/d from the 2001 import average of 9.328mn b/d. Saudi Arabia continued as the leading source of crude for the US, with imports averaging 1.521mn b/d, although this was down from the 2001 average of 1.611mn b/d. Imports for 2002 increased from...