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Japan crude imports from Iran drop 16.7pc y/y in January TOKYO: Japan's crude oil imports from Iran in January dropped 16.7 percent from a year earlier to 175,326 barrels per day (864,113 kilolitres), data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Friday.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Oil prices rebound in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil bounced back in Asia Friday on bargain-hunting after tumbling in the previous session over a further surge in US crude reserves, adding to the global supply glut. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery rose 54 cents to $48.71 a barrel while Brent crude for April rose 66 cents to $60.71 in late-morning trade.WTI sank $2.82 in New York while Brent closed $1.58 lower in London. Analysts attributed the plunge on ...
Vietnam January-February crude oil exports raise 37pc HANOI: Vietnam's crude oil exports in the first two months of this year rose an estimated 37.2 percent from 2014 to 1.6 million tonnes, or 200,000 barrels per day (bpd), the government said on Thursday.Crude oil export value in the period, however, plummeted 40.9 percent from a year ago to $604 million, reflecting global price drops, the General Statistics Office said.Oil product imports during January-February fell 7.6 percent from the corresponding period last year to ...
Japan's JX plans to lower March crude refining 6pc TOKYO: Japan's top oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp said on Thursday it would refine 1.08 million barrels per day (5.31 million kilolitres) of crude oil in March for domestic consumption, down 6 percent from a year earlier.Its February crude refining for domestic consumption was estimated at 1.14 million bpd (5.09 million kl), down 4 percent from the year-earlier period, compared with an original plan of 1.15 million bpd (5.10 million kl), JX ...
Japan's JX to shut two CDUs from March for maintenance TOKYO: Japan's top oil refiner, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, said on Thursday it would conduct a scheduled maintenance shutdown on the sole 115,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude distillation unit (CDU) at its Osaka refinery from March 4 to April 27.The planned maintenance on the 95,200 bpd No. 2 CDU at the Mizushima-B plant is scheduled from March 19 to May 22, a company spokesman said.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
China energy giant Sinopec denies merger plans: report SHANGHAI: Chinese oil giant Sinopec has denied reports the government plans to merge the firm with another domestic energy behemoth, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the official Xinhua news agency said Thursday.The Wall Street Journal reported last week that China is exploring ways to consolidate its oil industry with a merger between the two state-owned companies -- which share some similar business areas -- one option under consideration. It quoted officials with knowledge of the ...
Oil prices down in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Thursday but losses were curtailed as dealers focused on positive elements of a mixed US energy stockpiles report, analysts said. West Texas Intermediate for April eased 43 cents to $50.56 while Brent crude for April tumbled 31 cents to $61.32 in afternoon trade.The US government's Department of Energy (DoE) said Wednesday that crude inventories rose 8.4 million barrels in the week ending February 20 to a record 434.1 million ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln