Wednesday, July 1, 2015

After nuclear plant meltdown in 2011, Japan now imports more oil from Mideast

Japan's crude oil imports from the UAE in May 2015 stood at 26.8 million barrels, accounting for 26.1 percent of the Japan's total crude imports for the month, said the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.

The government agency said Japan imported a total of 102.46 million barrels of oil in May with 35.95 million barrels coming from Saudi Arabia (35.1 percent), 10.88 million barrels from Kuwait and 6.27 million barrels from Qatar. 

In May, Japan imported 102.46 million barrels of crude oil, of which around 80 percent came from Arab countries.

Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown, the shutdown of most of Japan’s nuclear reactors has fuelled a rise in hydrocarbon imports from the Gulf region. 

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