TABLE-India August oil imports jump 15.8 pct to 4.7 mln bpd -trade

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NEW DELHI, Sept 10 (Reuters) - India imported about 4.7 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil
in August, up nearly 16 percent from the same month last year, according to data from shipping
and industry sources.
Iraq regained its status as top oil supplier to India, reclaiming the lead from Saudi
Arabia, which had ousted Iraq the previous month.
India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, cut imports from Iran in August by a third
from July as the federal government delayed permission to state refiners to use Tehran's tankers
and insurance for oil purchases.
Supplies from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran made up nearly half of India's overall imports in
August.
The Middle East share of India's total oil imports rose marginally in August from July,
while that of African grades, led by lower shipments of Nigerian oil, declined to 13 percent
from about 18.5 percent. South American grades were about 15.8 percent of India's overall
purchases, compared with 13.5 percent in July, the data showed.
The following table shows India's imports by country. The imports include condensate.
Volumes are in '000 bpd.

Region/Countr Aug July % chg mth Aug % chg Jan-Aug Jan-Aug % chg
y 2018 2018 /mth 2017 yr/yr 2018 2017 yr/yr
Latam
Brazil 65.3 68.2 -4.3 100.9 -35.3 66.8 104.6 -36.2
Colombia 70.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 8.9 0.0 --
Ecuador 32.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 4.1 20.8 -80.4
Mexico 173.4 103.3 67.8 69.2 150.7 201.5 108.4 85.9
Venezuela 403.5 423.5 -4.7 450.2 -10.4 344.7 410.7 -16.1
Argentina 0.0 21.4 -100.0 0.0 -- 5.3 0.0 --
TOTAL 744.1 616.5 20.7 620.2 20.0 631.3 644.6 -2.1

Asia
Brunei 37.1 0.0 -- 18.1 105.3 18.8 31.8 -41.0
Malaysia 115.0 72.9 57.7 74.4 54.6 79.2 72.8 8.8
Australia 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 5.9 0.0 --
TOTAL 152.1 72.9 108.5 92.5 64.5 103.9 104.6 -0.7

Middle East
Oman 32.5 0.0 -- 159.8 -79.7 94.3 28.3 233.5
Iran 522.9 768.0 -31.9 335.4 55.9 600.4 497.6 20.7
Iraq 1021.1 700.1 45.9 804.2 27.0 993.6 855.4 16.2
Qatar 94.3 63.1 49.4 51.3 84.0 61.1 66.1 -7.6
Kuwait 150.8 149.8 0.6 162.8 -7.4 244.0 192.9 26.5
S. Arabia 746.9 786.2 -5.0 719.7 3.8 781.9 770.5 1.5
U.A.E. 252.3 258.6 -2.4 299.9 -15.9 264.6 300.9 -12.1
Dubai 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 2.0 6.1 -66.6
Yemen 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 8.5 0.0 --
TOTAL 2820.9 2725.8 3.5 2533.1 11.4 3050.4 2717.8 12.2

Europe
North sea 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 2.3 0.0 --
Norway 31.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 4.0 0.0 --
TOTAL 31.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 6.3 0.0 --

C.I.S.
Azerbaijan 0.0 63.9 -100.0 0.0 -- 44.4 31.5 41.0
Kazakhstan 62.4 33.1 88.5 63.6 -1.9 24.3 44.9 -45.9
Russia 0.0 0.0 -- 32.9 -100.0 25.2 66.9 -62.3
TOTAL 62.4 97.0 -35.7 96.5 -35.4 93.9 143.2 -34.5

Africa
Nigeria 278.9 422.1 -33.9 303.5 -8.1 321.9 396.3 -18.8
Angola 141.3 92.1 53.3 161.0 -12.3 146.8 136.8 7.3
Cameroon 0.0 0.0 -- 30.3 -100.0 4.2 3.9 7.8
Congo 29.6 30.8 -3.8 0.0 -- 10.0 5.0 100.3
Chad 31.6 80.7 -60.9 0.0 -- 26.1 12.2 113.1
Egypt 47.1 33.2 41.9 53.7 -12.3 44.9 43.1 4.1
Gabon 30.5 30.6 -0.5 59.9 -49.1 19.9 7.6 160.2
Ghana 0.0 30.9 -100.0 0.0 -- 8.1 0.0 --
Sudan 20.6 19.5 5.7 19.9 3.2 20.9 25.1 -16.7
Eq. Guinea 0.0 21.2 -100.0 0.0 -- 10.9 4.3 156.5
Algeria 31.5 78.2 -59.7 84.5 -62.7 21.6 52.1 -58.5
Libya 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 8.2 0.0 --
TOTAL 610.9 839.2 -27.2 712.8 -14.3 643.6 686.5 -6.3
0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 --
CANADA 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 8.5 -100.0
USA 275.0 204.1 34.7 0.0 -- 89.0 0.0 --
TOTAL ALL 4696.5 4555.5 3.1 4055.1 15.8 4618.3 4305.2 7.3

NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded off after converting them
into barrels using a conversion factor of 7.3 barrels per tonne and dividing by the number of
days. Numbers for the previous months may have been revised.
The data includes some oil tankers that arrived in July but discharged in August. It may also
include some parcels that arrived in August and discharged in July.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma
Editing by David Goodman)


First Published: 2018-09-10 19:01:21
Updated 2018-09-10 19:10:58


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