November 18, 2019 / 1:59 PM / 19 days ago

TABLE-Indian refiner Reliance's October imports up 3.7% yr/yr

    NEW DELHI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries, owner of the world's
biggest refining complex, imported about 3.7% more oil in October compared with the same month a
year ago, according to data from shipping and industry sources.
    Imports in October at about 1.44 million barrels per day (bpd) were 16.6% more than the
previous month, the data showed.
    During the month, Reliance shipped in U.S. oil in three very large crude carrier and also
bought Canadian grades-- Access Western Blend, Christina Dilbit Blend and Cold Lake.
    Reliance reduced imports of African grades in October to about 6% from 17% in September, the
data showed. 
    The share of Latin American oil continued to be about 27% while of overall imports while
that of Middle Eastern grades declined to about 41% from 48% in September.
    Following are the details of Reliance's crude and condensate imports, according to the data.
Volumes are in 1,000 bpd:

    
 Region/Coun      Oct      Sep      %chg      Oct     %ch   Jan-Oct   Jan-Oct    %Chg
 try             2019     2019   mth/mth     2018   yr/yr      2019      2018   yr/yr
 Latam                                                                               
 Brazil          22.5     22.9      -1.5      0.0      --      24.0      29.5   -18.6
 Colombia         0.0     35.3    -100.0      0.0      --       3.5      14.1   -75.3
 Ecuador          0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --      10.4       6.8    54.2
 Mexico         196.5     67.6     190.5     67.4   191.4      92.7      60.7    52.8
 Venezuela      172.5    209.6     -17.7    397.4   -56.6     216.3     276.8   -21.8
 TOTAL          391.5    335.4      16.7    464.8   -15.8     347.0     387.9   -10.5
                                                                                     
 Asia                                                                                
 Australia        0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       0.0       4.7  -100.0
 TOTAL            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       4.1       4.7   -12.9
                                                                                     
 Middle East                                                                         
 Oman             0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       2.2      22.3   -90.2
 Iran             0.0      0.0        --     33.9  -100.0       0.0      62.9  -100.0
 Iraq           297.1    293.1       1.4    130.0   128.6     282.4     216.0    30.7
 Qatar           28.7      0.0        --      0.0      --       5.8      27.9   -79.2
 Kuwait           0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       0.0       3.3  -100.0
 S. Arabia      243.3    214.2      13.6    304.3   -20.0     227.3     231.1    -1.7
 U.A.E.          16.1     91.5     -82.5     58.1   -72.4      89.1      71.6    24.4
 Dubai            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       0.0       1.6  -100.0
 Yemen            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       0.0       6.7  -100.0
 TOTAL          585.2    598.8      -2.3    526.3    11.2     606.7     643.5    -5.7
                                                                                     
 Europe                                                                              
 North sea        0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       7.5       1.8   315.5
 TOTAL            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       7.5       1.8   315.5
                                                                                     
 C.I.S.                                                                              
 Azerbaijan       0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       3.5       0.0      --
 Kazakhstan      61.2     33.1      84.9     30.9    97.7      28.5      19.0    49.7
 Russia          64.9      0.0        --      0.0      --      13.2       6.6    99.9
 TOTAL          126.0      0.0        --     30.9   307.3      41.9      25.6    63.4
                                                                                     
 Africa                                                                              
 Nigeria          0.0     58.5    -100.0     56.6  -100.0      23.9      62.4   -61.6
 Angola           0.0     64.0    -100.0     61.1  -100.0      25.8      18.8    37.6
 Ivory coast      0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       3.5       0.0      --
 Cameroon         0.0      0.0        --     31.1  -100.0       8.8       3.2   177.4
 Congo            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       6.4       7.7   -16.6
 Chad            31.3      0.0        --     29.4     6.6      12.8      25.0   -48.7
 Egypt           15.5      0.0        --      0.0      --      17.2      20.7   -16.8
 Ghana            0.0     31.1    -100.0      0.0      --      21.5       6.4   237.8
 Gabon            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       0.0      22.0  -100.0
 Sudan           40.4      0.0        --     39.4     2.5      16.0      18.7   -14.5
 Eq Guinea        0.0     21.6    -100.0      0.0      --      20.0       8.6   131.7
 Algeria          0.0     32.2    -100.0     59.8  -100.0      39.5      12.1   225.2
 Libya            0.0      0.0        --      0.0      --       3.2       6.5   -51.0
 TOTAL           87.3    207.4     -57.9    277.3   -68.5     198.6     211.9    -6.3
                                                                                     
 Canada          67.9      0.0        --      0.0      --       6.9       3.7    89.2
 USA            183.7     95.0      93.4     90.6   102.8      99.0      46.1   114.7
 TOTAL ALL     1441.5   1236.6      16.6   1389.9     3.7    1311.7    1325.2    -1.0
 
NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded after converting them into
barrels per day using a conversion factor of 7.2 barrels per tonne divided by the number of
days.
Numbers for previous months have been revised.
Data also includes some crude parcels that arrived in September but discharged in October. It
also includes some parcels that arrived in October and were discharged in November.

 (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Edmund Blair)
  
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