India Overtakes Japan as World's Third Biggest Crude Importer
January 30, 2014 8:40 PM EST
A driver waits in a taxi for his turn to fill up his tank with diesel at a fuel station in Kolkata June 14, 2012.
India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil last year, tanker arrival data compiled by Reuters from trade sources showed on Thursday.
India's imports were nearly 6 percent higher than Japan's customs-cleared imports of 3,648,372 bpd (211,716,710 kilolitres).
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