In 2006, more than one third of crude oil imported into the Netherlands came from Russia, as against 4 percent a decade ago. Several years ago Russia took over Saudi Arabia’s position as main oil supplier. Substantial amounts of crude oil are also imported from Kuwait, Norway and the United Kingdom. Each of these countries accounts for a share of approximately 10 percent.
The amount of petroleum imported from Russia almost equals total imports from all OPEC countries.
Share of countries in Dutch imports of petroleum