Vietnam boosted imports of crude oil in July as the 200,000 b/d refinery at Nghi Son was preparing for trial runs of 100% capacity in September. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Vietnam imported 557,393 mt (131,796 b/d) of crude oil in July, up from none in the same month last year, and 107.8% higher from June, preliminary data released by Vietnam Customs Thursday showed. In the first seven months, Vietnam imported 1.81 million mt of crude oil, soaring more than six times from 280,491 mt in the same period in 2017. Of the total, 159,836 mt was imported from Malaysia, up from none a year ago. The Vietnam Customs did not provide any other supplier name. The sharp increase of crude oil imports came as trial runs at Nghi Son, which began on February 28, were underway. Crude oil for […]