No. 34



Mexico Becomes Leading Crude Supplier To The US During First Half 1997

Non-OPEC Mexico became the leading crude oil supplier to the US during the first halfof 1997, taking over the top spot from OPEC's Venezuela, according to API statisticscovering 1H 1997. US imports from Mexico increased by more than 10% to 1.33mn b/d in 1H1997 as against 1.208mn b/d in 1H 1996, while imports from Venezuela also rose by 5.4% to1.318mn b/d compared to 1.251mn b/d during 1H...