From the Wall Street Journal:
BEIJING—China’s crude-oil imports from Iran last year were up 30% from 2010, to 27.76 million metric tons, China’s General Administration of Customs reported Saturday. That works out to about 557,000 barrels a day.
China’s overall crude imports were up just 6.1%.
That 557,000 barrels a day is about 10% more than Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline would send to the B.C. coast, although it’s unlikely Gateway would export only to China.
Stephen Harper leaves for China next Monday.