Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Japan Buying Most Saudi Arabian Oil, Tracking Data Show

Japan will get the biggest share of Saudi Arabian crude oil cargoes loaded in the week ended Aug. 6, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.

Tankers with a combined capacity of 1.49 million deadweight tons, or about 11 million barrels of crude, are sailing to Japan after loading at Ras Tanura, the world’s largest oil-export terminal. Europe and the U.S. will get one tanker each, both of which can carry about 2.2 million barrels of oil, according to data captured by satellites and shore-based antennae.