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China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 2020

For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The long-awaited opening accompanies a reshuffle of the so-called 'midstream' pipeline business, but experts say it may not excite immediate interest from global drillers because of the poor overall asset quality of China's hydrocarbon resources…

China Can't Meet Its US Energy Commitments

Jan 21, 2020

The more you delve into the details of China's commitment to buy an additional $52.4 billion in U.S. energy over the next two years, the more it becomes apparent the goal is unachievable, even with the best will in the world.As part of the 'Phase 1' trade truce between Beijing and Washington…

What Does US-China Trade Deal Mean for Oil Markets?

Jan 20, 2020

After over a year of trade tensions, the US and China signed a “phase one” trade deal on 16 January. As part of the deal, China has agreed to increase the value of energy imports by $52.4 billion above 2017 levels over the next two years. What could it mean for the oil market…

Oil Slips on Doubts About U.S.-China Deal, OPEC Outlook

Jan 15, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the U.S./China Phase 1 trade deal may not provide much of a demand boost because the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase deal. Prices were also under pressure…

CNOOC to Drill 227 Exploration Wells in 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC plans to drill 227 exploration wells in 2020 and has set aside up to around $13,8 billion for capital expenditures, CNOOC's highest annual Capex since 2014, according to Reuters.CNOOC said Monday that its targeted net…

Oil Prices Set for Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2016

Dec 31, 2019

Oil rose on the last trading day of the decade on Tuesday and was on track for monthly and annual gains, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade row and Middle East unrest.Brent crude was up 11 cents at $66.78 a barrel by 1143 GMT…

Vestas Wins Chinese Orders

Dec 31, 2019

Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S has received a 55 MW order in China that includes supply of 25 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 2-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020…

Oil Hits Highest Since September

Dec 26, 2019

Oil rose towards $68 a barrel to its highest in over three months on Thursday, buoyed by a report showing lower U.S. crude inventories, hopes of an end to the China-U.S. trade dispute and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply.The American Petroleum Institute…

Dalian Refinery Plans 45-day Overhaul

Dec 23, 2019

PetroChina's subsidiary refinery, Dalian Petrochemical Corp, plans to have a major turnaround in April-May of 2020, four industry sources told Reuters.The maintenance is scheduled to start from late March or early April and will last for around one and a half months…

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…

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…

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…

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