Nov. 15, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Taiwan
, which imports more than 99% of its crude oil needs, imported 26.83 million barrels of crude oil in September this year, up 7.5% compared with the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Energy of the island.
In September, the island's crude oil import volume decreased 5.1% from August this year.
CPC Corp, a state-owned petroleum, natural gas, and gasoline company in Taiwan and the core of the Taiwanese petrochemicals industry, and Formosa Petrochemical Corp, Taiwan's only publicly traded oil refiner, processed a total of 4.62 million kiloliters of crude oil in September, reflecting a growth of 16% YoY.
Capacity utilization for the island's refiners was 76.9% in the month, up from the 74.43% recorded in August.
In 2011, Taiwan's crude oil imports decreased 9.3% YoY, due in part to a significant decline in imports from Iran.