KUWAIT: Co-ops and central markets will be allowed to open 24 hours to serve resident in the isolated areas (Farwaniya, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula). They are not allowed to serve people with no pre-booking appointments, however.

Twenty five flights

KUWAIT: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that 25 flights were to depart from Kuwait International Airport yesterday, carrying a total of 4,305 passengers. They included ten flights to India, eight flights to Egypt, three flights to Nepal, one flight to Qatar, one flight to Jordan, one flight to Afghanistan, and one flight to Bangladesh.

Oil exports to Japan down

TOKYO: Kuwait’s crude oil exports to Japan fell 3.2 percent in May from a year earlier to 7.48 million barrels, or 241,000 barrels per day (bpd), for the second consecutive monthly decline, government data showed Tuesday. As Japan’s third-biggest oil provider, Kuwait supplied 10.6 percent of its total crude imports, compared with 8.2 percent in the same month of last year, the Japanese Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report.

Japan’s overall imports of crude oil in May plunged 25.0 percent year-on-year to 2.28 million bpd, down for the fifth month in a row. Shipments from the Middle East accounted for 92.9 percent of the total, up 5.7 percentage points from the year before.

Saudi Arabia remained Japan’s top oil supplier, but imports from the kingdom slid 5.5 percent from a year earlier to 932,000 bpd, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 730,000 bpd, down 28.9 percent. Qatar ranked fourth with 153,000 bpd and Russia fifth with 92,000 bpd, respectively. Japan is the world’s-third biggest oil consumer after China and the US.