Japan’s crude imports plunged 31% year on year to 1.91 million b/d in June, the lowest for the month in 54 years, as refiners slashed their crude throughput because of the plunge in domestic oil-product demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now June crude imports, which were the lowest for the month since 1966, also dropped 16.3% from May as refiners cut their crude throughput by 28% year on year to 2.08 million b/d, according to preliminary data released July 31 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Japanese refiners and other importers, however, boosted imports of key refined products such as gasoline and gasoil in […]