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Who is buying bargain Russian oil in Asia?

Tankers full of Russian crude still entering Japan, South Korea, India, China

TOKYO -- Nearly two months after Russia invaded Ukraine, much Russian oil continues to flow to Japan, South Korea, China and India, the latest tanker-tracking data shows.

Since the start of the war on Feb. 24 until April 18, a total of 380 oil tankers departed Russia, according to a Nikkei Asia analysis of data from Refinitiv. That is up slightly from 357 during the same period last year.

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