Latest official Indian crude import stats confirmed that the country imported a record 655,000 b/d of Russian crude in May, beating the previous record of 396,000 b/d set just a month earlier (MEES, 10 June).

For May this left Russia just behind Saudi Arabia on 724,000 b/d as India’s number two supplier though still well behind number one Iraq on 1.10mn b/d. (CONTINUED - 199 WORDS)