By FANNY LIU
TAIPEI--Taiwan's crude-oil imports in June rose 18.2% from a
year earlier and increased 13.6% from the previous month to
25.53 million barrels, the Bureau of Energy said Friday.
The country's two refiners, government-owned CPC Corp. and
privately run Formosa Petrochemical, refined a combined
3.76 million kiloliters of crude oil, up 4.26% from a year
earlier, the bureau said in a monthly report.
Refinery utilization fell to 62.54%
in June from 66.08% in the previous month, it said.
Meanwhile, Taiwan's imports of liquefied natural
gas fell 4.9% in June from a year earlier, according to
data issued Friday.
Taiwan, one of Asia's largest LNG
importers, imported 1.55 billion cubic meters of LNG
in June, down from 1.63 billion cubic meters a year earlier,
but up 5.4% from the previous month's 1.47 billion cubic
meters, according to the bureau.
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