The state-owned Saudi Aramco, with reserves of 260 billion barrels, said
crude exports dropped slightly — from 2.06 billion barrels in 2009 to 2.02
billion in 2010. This amounted to 5.5 million barrels per day last year,
55.5 percent of the exports to East Asia.
"It maintained its maximum sustainable production capacity of 12 million
barrels per day, reached in 2009, including considerable spare capacity to
help stabilize international oil markets during any potential crisis,"
Aramco said in its annual report.
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China was identified as the leading client of Aramco, which received one
million barrels per day in 2010.
Overall crude production in 2010 was
reported at 7.9 million barrels per day, the same level as in 2009.