MOSCOW, October 29 – PRIME. Russia climbed to second place in the ranking of suppliers of oil and oil products to the United States in August, supplying 24.637 million barrels, according to data from the Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy (EIA).
Over the month, supplies of oil and oil products from Russia to the United States increased by 4.4%. The first place is still occupied by Canada, whose supplies increased by 1.4% in August, to 131,257 million barrels. Mexico dropped to third place, having delivered 22,164 million barrels in the reporting month, which is 16% less than in July. The fourth place is kept by Saudi Arabia, which supplied 14,599 million barrels to the United States against 14,016 million a month earlier.
In terms of oil supplies, Russia remained in fourth place in August (9.636 million barrels, an increase of 10.1%). Canada remained less than 1% – up to 113.865 million barrels. The second place is still occupied by Mexico, which supplied 18.854 million barrels (a decrease of 9.4%), in the third place is Saudi Arabia with supplies of 11.07 million (by 5.7%).
In general, imports of oil and petroleum products in the United States in August fell by 1% versus July – to 8,712 million barrels per day, exports – increased by 2.9%, to 8,897 million per day. Imports of oil alone to the United States in the reporting month decreased by 2.5% – to 6,237 million barrels per day, exports – increased by 11%, to 2.996 million per day.