Infographic: Asian oil refiners most exposed to Middle East supply disruptions

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The latest Libyan disruption shows the situation in the remains volatile and Asian oil are wary of general escalation in the region. That’s because countries like China, , South , and India, as well as regions like Southeast , have some of the highest dependence on Middle Eastern .

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Most Asian countries have insufficient strategic oil reserves to meet contingencies, and the removal of Iranian and Venezuelan supply due to US sanctions has imposed challenges for some refiners East of Suez. However, healthy OPEC supply, new crude suppliers, and weaker oil leave some breathing room for Asian refiners.


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Source: Platts

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