No. 09



US Crude and Product Imports From Gulf Region Rise By More Than 8% In 1997

Crude oil and product imports by the US from the Gulf states in 1997 rose by 8.43% to1,737,000 b/d as compared to 1,602,000 b/d in 1996, according to up-to-date statisticsreleased by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Moreover, US oil imports -from the Gulf as well as from other leading sources - further increased during 1997 by4.5% rising from a total of 9,478,000 b/d in...