30%+ of global maritime crude oil moves through the South China Sea: EIA
The South China Sea is a major trade route for crude oil, and in 2016, more than 30% of global maritime crude oil trade, or about 15 million barrels per day (b/d), passed through the South China Sea, according to a new report by the EIA.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Clipper Crude Data Service and IHS EDIN Total includes small flows (less than 0.1 million barrels per day) not shown on map.

 

More than 90% of crude oil volumes flowi...


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