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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…

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…

India Hopes Saudis Will Help Build Oil Stores

Oct 24, 2019

India hopes to sign a pact with Saudi Arabia for participation in Delhi's strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs) during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the kingdom next week, a government official said on Thursday.India, the world's third biggest oil importer…

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…

Dudley Plans to Remain on Rosneft Board

Oct 24, 2019

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley on Thursday said he intends to remain on the board of Russian oil giant Rosneft despite his plans to step down at BP next year.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by David Goodman)

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)…

China Issues More Crude Oil Import Quotas

Oct 22, 2019

China has lifted its crude oil import quotas to allow mostly private refiners to bring in a further 12.9 million tonnes this year, a document seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday, feeding a new generation of huge refineries.The third batch of quotas was allocated to 19 companies…

Asian Producers to Boost Winter Gas Supply

Oct 22, 2019

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec, said it has secured 8.81 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas for northern China for the upcoming winter heating season, state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.That was up 15…

Tankers Unable to Offload in Malaysian Port

Oct 22, 2019

Refineries at Port Dickson on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast are unable to receive crude oil after a port facility that carries crude from the ships to the plants broke down.A system known as a single point mooring (SPM) unit, a loading buoy…

India's Oil Imports at 3-year Low

Oct 22, 2019

India's oil imports fell to their lowest in more than three years in September to 3.82 million barrels per day (bpd), data obtained from industry and shipping sources showed, as some refiners cut purchases due to shutdowns for maintenance and fuel upgrades…

China Crude Runs Hit Record High

Oct 18, 2019

China's crude oil throughput rose 9.4% in September from a year earlier to its highest level on record, official data showed on Friday, led by increases from new refineries and as some independent plants returned from maintenance.Refinery runs hit 56…

Total Says Geopolitics Hurting Crude Supply

Oct 18, 2019

Oil markets have lost 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude supply this year due to geopolitical issues, a senior executive at French oil and energy group Total said on Friday at a conference.The geopolitical issues that led to the crude supply loss include U…

Exxon Appoints Bank to Sell Malaysia Assets

Oct 09, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch to run the sale of its Malaysian oil and gas assets as the U.S. firm accelerates a vast disposal program, banking and industry sources said.The Malaysian assets, which include stakes in two large fields…

Sulzer Expands in Southeast Asia

Oct 08, 2019

Rotating equipment services provider Sulzer said it has opened a new service center in Semenyih, Malaysia to offer specialist technical knowledge and support for all types of pumps, electrical equipment and turbomachinery for local industries including oil and gas…

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