Nearly US$5 billion spent on fuel imports in Jan-July

August 09, 2023

HCMC – Vietnam spent nearly US$5 billion importing oil and gasoline products between January and July, up 61% year-on-year. During the seven-month period, Vietnam increased fuel imports from South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia to ensure sufficient domestic fuel supply. The Nghi Son oil refinery, which supplies around 35-40% of the domestic fuel demand, recently announced its 55-day maintenance shutdown beginning August 25. The Ministry of Industry and Trade, in collaboration with other relevant ministries and local authorities, will continue to closely monitor the fuel market to ensure sufficient fuel supply in the nation. Vietnam also exported about 1.26 million tons of oil and fuels during the first seven months of the year, generating revenue of US$1.02 billion.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times