OREANDA-NEWS. In October 2019, Russia became the second largest supplier of oil and petroleum products to the United States, overtaking Mexico. It follows from the reports of the Energy Information Administration for January–November (data for December has not yet been published).

The peak of supplies came in October, when the United States bought 20.9 million barrels of Russian fuel. Canada (136.5 million barrels) retained the first place, deliveries from Mexico amounted to 17 million barrels, and from Saudi Arabia 13.7 million barrels. In November, Russia delivered 19.2 million barrels, and Mexico 21.2 million barrels.

Caracas Capital analysts indicate that in October, oil exports to the United States became a record for Russia over the past eight years: this figure was bigger in November 2011, long before the annexation of the Crimea and imposing US sanctions.