Highlights Crude imports from UAE, Ecuador replace supply from Iran Abu Dhabi grades more expensive than Iranian Heavy crude First intake of Cameroon’s Ebome crude, Australia’s Wheatstone condensate Singapore — The UAE became the largest crude supplier to Japan in May after it halted imports of Iranian oil, creating a need for some its refiners to search for light sour crudes to blend with heavy grades from Ecuador. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Japan’s crude imports from the UAE surged 66.1% year on year and were up 42.8% month on month to average 1.03 million b/d in May, preliminary data released Friday by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed. The UAE was the largest crude supplier to Japan in May for the first time since June 2016, while Japan hiked its total imports in May to the highest level since […]