Saudi Arabia pips Russia to be China’s biggest oil supplier in 2020

Saudi shipments to China in 2020 were rose 1.9% from a year earlier to 84.92 million tonnes, or about 1.69 million bpd, data from the General Administration of Chinese Customs showed

Saudi Arabia and Russia in tight race to become China’s top oil supplier in 2020

China, the world’s top crude importer, is one of the few countries to have boosted purchases in 2020, as buyers made the most of low prices earlier this year, while fuel demand recovered from the second quarter along with the broader economy

China’s oil buying binge to run on in 2021 as refiners stock up

China’s commercial oil stockpiling sector, which emerged as a key swing buyer of crude as prices plunged earlier this year, is setting plans to grow again in 2021, supporting a further boost in imports

China October refinery output hits record high on firm holiday demand

China’s crude oil throughput rose 2.6% in October from a year earlier to hit a record high as fuel demand firmed on strong holiday travel

China raises 2021 non-state crude oil import quotas by 20%

China, the world’s top crude oil importer, will raise its non-state crude oil import quota for 2021 by 20% on-year to 243 million tonnes, the country’s commerce ministry said

Saudi Arabia slips to 3rd-biggest in China crude supply for July

Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports to China fell in July, taking it out of the top two supplier slots for the first time in two years, after a historic production cut to cope with a plunge in fuel demand and prices that was by the COVID-19 pandemic.

China imports more oil from Saudi than any other country in June

China’s crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia rose 15% in June from a year ago, as refiners ordered record volumes of the fuel in March and April when oil prices tumbled

OPEC says global oil demand set for record rise in 2021

Global oil demand will soar by a record 7 million barrels per day in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic but will remain below 2019 levels, OPEC said in its monthly report

Oil rises after Trump assurance on China trade

Oil prices were little changed, hovering near their highest levels since early March after US President Donald Trump soothed jangled nerves over US-China trade

Analysts expect second quarter rebound in China fuel demand

Global oil producers would welcome a demand recovery in China, the world’s top crude oil buyer, but not it may not be enough to alleviate a massive global supply glut