CHINA OIL IMPORTS RISE AS TEAPOT REFINERY DEMAND OVERWHELMS PORT
By Bloomberg News - Sun, 08 May 2016 03:43:39 GMT
(Bloomberg) -- Oil imports by China, the world’s biggest consumer after the U.S., rebounded amid strong buying by independent refiners that have helped push the country’s crude demand to a record and overwhelmed one of the country’s biggest ports with tanker traffic.
Inbound shipments during April totaled 32.58 million metric tons, data from the Beijing-based General Administration of Customs showed on Sunday. That’s equivalent to 7.96 million barrels a day, up 3.2 percent from the previous month and near a record 8.04 million in February. Net oil-product exports fell 10 percent from March to 1.17 million tons.