EIA: The US Set An Anti-Record For Oil Imports From Saudi Arabia
Oil imports to the United States from Saudi Arabia for the week ended September 4 decreased by 49%, to 100 thousand barrels per day, which was the lowest in at least the previous ten years, according to data from the Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy (EIA).
The office has been providing such data since June 2010. During this period, the current volume of imports has become minimal. The maximum volume of imports, at 2.047 million barrels of oil per day, was recorded in the first week of 2012.
In the previous week, the volume of imported oil from Saudi Arabia amounted to 197 thousand barrels per day. Now the indicator, which decreased by 97 thousand barrels per day in a week, or by 49%, has become the minimum during its regular publication. On a monthly basis, US oil imports from Saudi Arabia decreased by almost three times.
Also, according to monthly EIA data, Saudi Arabia in June ranked third in terms of oil exports to the United States, delivering 36.3 million barrels.