(Recasts, adds details) TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Japanese refiners boosted oil imports and raised operating rates in June compared to last year to meet strong demand for gasoline and a jump in consumption at thermal power plants, government data showed on Friday. But refiners in the world's third-biggest consumer also took advantage of strong export margins for their high-quality fuels, hoping to capture profits and whittle down stockpiles that remained high compared to last year. ...
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