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US crude oil exports in March reached 508,000 bpd: US Census Bureau

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US crude oil exports reached nearly 508,000 barrels per day in March compared with 374,000 bpd in February, foreign trade data from the US Census Bureau showed on Wednesday.

[NEW YORK] US crude oil exports reached nearly 508,000 barrels per day in March compared with 374,000 bpd in February, foreign trade data from the US Census Bureau showed on Wednesday.

Exports to Canada were 249,000 bpd while exports to Curacao were 75,000 bpd. Other export destinations include Israel (25,000 bpd), Italy (33,000 bpd), Japan (44,000 bpd), the Marshall Islands (49,000 bpd), the Netherlands (20,000 bpd) and Nicaragua (12,000 bpd).

US Census's foreign trade oil data is published weeks earlier than closely watched US Energy Information Administration trade figures. The EIA, which bases its numbers on the Census data, will release its monthly crude figures at the end of the month.

REUTERS