Covid-hit Italy imported just 782,000 b/d of crude in April, by far the lowest figure since the start of the millennium. 2019 volumes averaged 1.28mn b/d.

Whilst March saw Italy import a bumper 320,000 b/d from Iraq (MEES, 5 June), April was the turn of Saudi Arabia, with volumes of 222,000 b/d the highest monthly figure since 2014. (CONTINUED - 341 WORDS)