Steve June 20, 2022

Source: WaPo China’s imports of Russian crude oil hit a record in May, as Chinese buyers take advantage of discounted prices after Beijing’s pledge to continue normal economic ties with Moscow despite the geopolitical fallout over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. A year-over-year rise of 55 percent in May, to 8.42 million metric tons, meant Russian imports overtook those from Saudi Arabia to become China’s largest single source of,

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