Russia Races Past Saudi Arabia in Tussle for Chinese Oil Market

  • Saudi Arabia displaced as top supplier for 2nd month in 2015
  • Pipeline to northern China, teapot purchases lift Russia sales

Workers secure drilling pipe sections on an oil drilling tower near Almetyevsk, Russia, on July 31, 2015.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Russia beat Saudi Arabia to become the biggest seller of crude to China for the second time this year in the race to supply the world’s biggest energy consumer.

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