Spain doubled its crude oil imports from Russia in February to 200,000 tons

The Crude oil imports from Russia to Spain It doubled in February compared to January, reaching 200,000 tons – -2.4% more than in February 2021-, although it registered a decline of 39.6% in the first two months of the year from the same months of the previous year. numbers Strategic Reserves Corporation (cores) It was found that total imports in February rose by 19.4% to 4.9 million tons of 32 types of crude oil from 16 countries.

In the first two months of the year, 10.08 million tons were imported, 17.5% more than that period in 2021. In the past 12 months (from March 2021 to last February), crude oil imports from Russia to Spain added 2.37 million tons, 4.1% of the total and almost double what it was in the same period immediately preceding.

The largest volume of imports comes from Nigeria, which entered 1.41 million tons of crude oil in the first two months of the year, despite a decrease of 5.7% from the previous year. follow him United State And the MexicoIn terms of 1.1 and 1.97 million tons were imported in the January-February period, an increase of 67.8% and a decrease of 26.5%, respectively.

The largest growth in the cumulative index until February was in imports Algeria -433% to 555,000 tons – UK, an increase of 341% to 560,000 tons – and Norway -265% to 296,000 tons -. Most of the imported crude oil in Spain comes from countries that are not members of OPEC5.66 million tons, up 29% from January-February 2020, while OPEC countries sent 4.42 million tons (5.5% more).

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Monthly data indicate that the largest volume of imports comes from countries Europe And the Eurasia (29.4% or 1.44 million tons) Kazakhstan In first place (512,000 tons, 10.4% of the total). follow him Africa (29.3% equivalent to 1.43 million tons) mainly due to Nigeria And the LibyaFollowed by Algeria remotely; And the North America (21.6%, 1.06 million). In fourth place came the Middle East region (Saudi Arabia and Iraq) with 14.1% of the volume of imports (692 thousand tons).

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