The UAE was top crude supplier to Japan for a second straight month in May with 940,000 b/d versus 825,000 b/d from Saudi Arabia. But Saudi Arabia remains well ahead for the first five months as a whole with 1.027mn b/d (up 2%) versus 806,000 b/d (down 15%) for the UAE.

Saudi May volumes of 825,000 b/d were the second lowest in well over a decade: the lowest was 761,000 b/d in June last year. (CONTINUED - 159 WORDS)