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CNPC's $8.5 Bln Gas Storage Project Starts Construction

Nov 20, 2019

China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) unit Liaohe Oilfield of CNPC kicked off construction of its gas storage group project in Panjin city in Liaoning province on Wednesday, the state-backed China News Service said.The project, jointly invested in by Liaohe Oilfield of CNPC and the Panjin government to the tune of about 60 billion yuan ($8.5 billion), is aiming for storage capacity of 11.5 billion cubic meters…

Former China Energy Chief Jailed for Life

Dec 02, 2019

Former head of China's National Energy Administration Nur Bekri has been sentenced to life in prison for accepting bribes, China's Supreme People's Court said on Monday.The court said in a statement published on Chinese social media platform Weibo that Bekri confessed his crimes while on trial…

China to Cut Renewable Power Subsidy

Nov 20, 2019

China will cut its renewable power subsidy to 5.67 billion yuan ($806.50 million) in 2020 from 8.1 billion yuan in 2019, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday, as the country will soon stop funding large solar power stations.Because of a decline in manufacturing costs…

Oil Rises Above $62

Nov 07, 2019

Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel.China and the United States…

Rebooting What’s Possible in India’s Gas Market

Nov 07, 2019

‘To lose patience is to lose the battle’ -Mahatma GandhiIndia is something of a conundrum for global LNG players. I recently returned from a week in Delhi, just as the capital was making headlines for one of the worst episodes of air pollution…

Saudi Still China's Top Oil Supplier

Oct 25, 2019

Saudi Arabia held its position as China's largest crude oil supplier in September helped by demand from new refineries and as imports from Iran and Venezuela continued to fall due to U.S. sanctions, customs data showed on Friday.The drone and…

Zhanjiang Refinery Launches Mainstream Gas Pipeline

Oct 24, 2019

Sinopec's Zhanjiang integrated refinery complex in Guangdong has launched its main gas transmission pipeline, the Chinese company said in a statement on Thursday.The refinery, which was set up jointly by Sinopec and Kuwait Petroleum Corp in 2011…

Chinese Ship Exits Vietnam's Waters After Disputed Surveys

Oct 24, 2019

A Chinese oil survey vessel that has been embroiled in a tense standoff with Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea left Vietnamese-controlled waters on Thursday after more than three months, marine data showed.The Chinese vessel, the Haiyang Dizhi 8…

CNOOC Q3 Capital Spending Surges

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday reported a 27.9% jump in capital spending in the third quarter amid Beijing's push to boost oil and gas exploration and production.Capital expenditure at CNOOC reached 19…

CNOOC Says Production Not Affected by Sanctions

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday said it would be affected by U.S. sanctions on its COSCO shipping firm but there would be no impact on its oil and gas production.'(The sanctions) will have some impact on our…

China Aims to Boost Natural Gas Production

Oct 23, 2019

Following several years of natural gas consumption outpacing local production growth, China is introducing incentives to spur several forms of domestic production in hopes of reducing its reliance on imports.China’s natural gas imports, both by pipeline and as liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

Oil Freight Rates Rocket After U.S. Sanctions COSCO

Sep 27, 2019

Oil freight rates in the Middle East and Asia have increased by almost 20 percent today following new US sanctions on units of Chinese company COSCO for its alleged involvement in ferrying crude oil out of Iran.In what the U.S. State Department…

2/3 of Electricity by Solar PV, Wind by 2050

Sep 10, 2019

Share of electricity in the final demand energy mix will more than double from today’s level to 40% in 2050, with two thirds of that electricity provided by solar PV and wind, said DNV GL.Electrification will transform how energy is produced and consumed…

China, Philippines: 'Bigger Step' Possible Offshore

Aug 30, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a 'bigger step' in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can 'properly' handle their dispute over sovereignty.Xi made the remarks…

CNOOC Earnings on the Rise

Aug 29, 2019

China's national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd reported a near 19% rise in first-half profit on Thursday, as higher sales of oil and gas offset weaker global oil prices.The listed arm of state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp said that it…

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