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China Refiners Cut Oil Output as Thin Margins, Quota Shortage Bite

Nov 06, 2023

China's oil refinery utilization rates are easing from record third-quarter levels as thinning margins and a shortage of export quotas discourage plants from raising output for the rest of 2023, according to traders and industry consultancies.The drop in refining output could reduce crude demand from the world's top importer and cap global oil prices, pushing up China's crude inventories and dampening prices from top supplier Russia…

China's 'Teapot' Refiners Mop Up Swelling Iranian Crude, Defying US Curbs

Sep 14, 2023

Appetite for Iranian crude is growing in China, the world's biggest oil importer, after the extension of supply cuts by Saudi Arabia and Russia boosted global prices, while Tehran is stepping up output and exports despite U.S. sanctions.Although China's 'teapots'…

China Completes Its Largest Port Oil Storage Facility

Aug 24, 2023

The third phase of China's largest single coastal oil storage facility has been completed and went into operation on Wednesday in Qingdao port, in the eastern province of Shandong, the state media outlet China News reported.The third phase of…

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

Aug 23, 2023

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.The Velikiy Novgorod tanker was loaded at the Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Aug…

China Jitters Set to Snap Oil's Seven-week Winning Streak

Aug 18, 2023

Oil prices looked set to close down this week following seven weeks of gains, as China's economic woes eclipse signs of tight supply.The seven-week upswing in prices, galvanised by supply cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+)…

MAN Energy Solutions Sells Gas Turbine Business

Jun 21, 2023

MAN Energy Solutions has announced the sale of its gas turbine business to China’s CSIC Longjiang GH Gas Turbine.CSIC Longjiang GH Gas Turbine (GHGT) develops small and medium-sized gas turbines in a 5 to 50 MW range as well as high performance and combustion technologies…

Pakistan and China Sign $4.8 Billion Nuclear Power Plant Deal

Jun 20, 2023

Pakistan and China signed a $4.8 billion deal on Tuesday to build a 1,200-megawatt nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said, hailing the investment by a country that Pakistan views as its most dependable ally.Work on the Chashma 5 project would begin immediately…

Strong EV Sales Restrict China Oil Demand Growth

Jun 20, 2023

China's 2023 crude oil demand is expected to grow less than previously expected, as strong demand for electric vehicles weighs on gasoline demand, an expert at China National Petroleum Corporation's (CNPC) research arm said on Tuesday.The state…

India and China Snapping Up Russian Oil Above Price Cap

Apr 18, 2023

India and China have snapped up the vast majority of Russian oil so far in April at prices above the Western price cap of $60 per barrel, according to traders and Reuters calculations.That means the Kremlin is enjoying stronger revenues despite…

Low-priced Russian Oil Boosts Profits of China's Independent Refiners

Dec 20, 2022

China's independent refiners are boosting their profits from processing low-priced Russian oil as western sanctions on Moscow give them leverage to negotiate for steeper discounts, industry sources and analysts said.The Group of Seven (G7) nations…

​PetroChina Takes Delivery of Large LNG Carrier from CSSC Shipyard

Oct 26, 2022

PetroChina International has taken delivery of a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier from China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Ltd, the first of three tankers ordered under a joint venture with state shipping firms.The vessel Shaolin…

CNOOC Finds Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Jul 29, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, marking the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore China, state media reported on Thursday.Exploration well Weiye-1…

China Moves to Buy More Russian Oil, but Will it Help or Hinder?

Jun 30, 2022

China is laying the groundwork to take an ever increasing share of steeply discounted Russian crude oil in a move that could, in theory at least, free up supplies from other countries and boost the supply of refined fuels.The world's biggest crude importer bought record volumes from Russia in May…

China Moves Another 2 Million Barrels of Iranian Oil into Reserve Tanks

May 18, 2022

China is set to receive close to two million barrels of Iranian oil this week and pump into a reserve base in south China, according to tanker tracker specialist Vortexa Analytics.Diona, a very large crude carrier owned by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC)…

Asia's Largest Offshore Jacket Installed in South China Sea

Apr 18, 2022

Asia's largest offshore jacket Haiji-1 was last week installed in the South China Sea by the Chinese offshore engineering and construction company COEEC.With a total height of 302 meters and 30,000 tons of weight exceeding the lifting capacity of the world's largest derrick barge…

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