Russia overtakes Saudi as top supplier after 19-month gap Russian imports nearly 2 mln bpd in May Imports from Malaysia more than doubled in May yr/yr Customs reports 3rd Iranian shipment since last Dec SINGAPORE, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s crude oil imports from Russia soared 55% from a year earlier to a record level in May, displacing Saudi Arabia as the top supplier, as refiners cashed in on discounted supplies amid sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totalled nearly 8.42 million tonnes, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. That’s equivalent to roughly 1.98 million barrels per day […]