No. 27

6 July 1998


US Imports Of OPEC Crude Increase In January-April 1998

US crude oil imports from OPEC averaged 3.767mn b/d during the period January-April1998, registering an increase of 10.6% over the average of 3.405mn b/d for the same periodin 1997. According to data derived from API statistics, OPEC's share of US crude importsduring the four-month period amounted to 46.4% of total imports of 8.111mn b/d, ascompared to a 44.9% share of total imports during the same period...