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[Apr. 18, 2014]  China introduced its ’Shale Gas Development Plan (2011-2015)’ with targets to produce 6.5 bcf of shale gas production by 2015 and expand production to 60-100 bcm by 2020 - a minimum of 56% growth in production year-on-year. This would require drilling som
[Apr. 18, 2014]  The United States may be heading for another Red Line moment–this time with China.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel making his fourth trip to the South China Sea region recently, wanted to reassure Japan and other nations that the U.S. stands with them
[Apr. 18, 2014]  Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec Group will buy stakes in several Kazakhstan oil projects for $1.2 billion from Oao Lukoil, Russia’s No 2 oil producer, boosting Chinese energy cooperation in Central Asia."Chinese companies are increasingly buying into
China Exploration
[Apr. 21, 2014]  Chinese state energy group PetroChina plans to spend more than 10bn yuan (£950m) on shale gas fracking this year as domestic competition heats up after rival Sinopec announced a commercial find.Faced with high drilling costs and the complexity of
[Apr. 17, 2014]  China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) plans to begin in 2015 trial operation of Mingbulak oil field in Namangan region of Uzbekistan, reported RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The company will complete drilling in the license area by summer, equipping
[Apr. 11, 2014]  China’s top offshore operator China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is preparing to approach the market with a tender covering front-end engineering and design studies on the potential building of two tension-leg platforms for its Liuhua 1
China Refining
[Apr. 18, 2014]  China introduced its ’Shale Gas Development Plan (2011-2015)’ with targets to produce 6.5 bcf of shale gas production by 2015 and expand production to 60-100 bcm by 2020 - a minimum of 56% growth in production year-on-year. This would require drilling som
[Apr. 18, 2014]  The United States may be heading for another Red Line moment–this time with China.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel making his fourth trip to the South China Sea region recently, wanted to reassure Japan and other nations that the U.S. stands with them
[Apr. 18, 2014]  Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec Group will buy stakes in several Kazakhstan oil projects for $1.2 billion from Oao Lukoil, Russia’s No 2 oil producer, boosting Chinese energy cooperation in Central Asia."Chinese companies are increasingly buying into
China Biofuels, Green Energy
[Mar. 31, 2014]  On the occasion of the visit of a high Chinese delegation to France, Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ, signed a cooperation agreement with Wang Dong, Chairman and CEO of Beijing Enterprise Group, to develop natural gas and energy eff
[Mar. 27, 2014]  With the world’s largest population and the second-largest, and still-growing economy, China’s energy development roadmap is a global concern. China accounts for almost half the world’s annual coal consumption, so an energy development roadmap that reduce
[Mar. 27, 2014]  The development of China’s shale-gas industry has moved forward over the past year, but far more remains to be done than has been accomplished if the nation’s ambitious production targets are to be met, according to executives attending an ene
China Gas , LNG / LPG
[Apr. 23, 2014]  Range Resources is continuing efforts to build up its onshore Trinidad oil assets and has signed a memorandum of understanding with one of China’s largest listed oil service companies for a strategic alliance.The fourth rig in the company’s dr
[Apr. 23, 2014]  China’s commercial crude oil inventories at the end of March fell 2.89 percent from a month earlier on lower crude imports, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.Commercial refined fuel stocks dropped 2.05 percent from end-February after climb
[Apr. 23, 2014]  Gasoline and kerosene stockpiles in China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer, rose to the highest levels in at least four years even as exports of the fuels surged last month.Gasoline inventories increased by 1.8 percent in March from a month
China Pipelines
[Apr. 18, 2014]  In regions such as Asia-Pacific (APAC) where rail and road infrastructure is often overburdened, pipelines are an essential means of optimizing distribution costs and moving supplies from production centers to domestic and international consumers. China a
[Apr. 16, 2014]  An oil leak last Thursday caused an increase in the benzene levels in the drinking water of Lanzhou, a city in northwestern China. Since benzene is a toxic and carcinogenic liquid chemical, the city’s residents rushed to local supermarkets to stock
[Apr. 15, 2014]  Seepage of residual oil previously leaked from PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochemical Co.’s 10.5 million mt/year (210,000 b/d) integrated refinery and petrochemical complex into the water source for water works was behind the unusually high benzene level in tap
China Terminals & Storage
[Mar. 28, 2014]  New loan issuance affects the oil tanker shipping industry One of the key indicators that grabs analysts’ attention is China’s new loans. Issuing new loans is an important way of stimulating economic growth, as it increases demand. However, ex
[Mar. 12, 2014]  State-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp, leader of the country’s liquefied natural gas import business, plans another receiving terminal in the southeastern province of Fujian, a company official said on Tuesday. China, the world’s t
[Jan. 30, 2014]  All 20 Indian crew members of an oil tanker - which exploded and caught fire at a shipyard in east China while undergoing repairs -  are safe, officials said a day after the incident killed seven Chinese workers. The captain and the crew members were
China Petrochemical
[Apr. 23, 2014]  Gasoline and kerosene stockpiles in China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer, rose to the highest levels in at least four years even as exports of the fuels surged last month.Gasoline inventories increased by 1.8 percent in March from a month
[Apr. 23, 2014]  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Oil & Gas Pipeline Outlook APAC - New Pipeline Construction Concentrated on Natural Gas" report to their offering. China and India Lead on Active and Planned Oil and Gas Pipeline Length
[Apr. 23, 2014]  Nuclear power will feature in China’s efforts to ensure energy security for the country’s continued economic growth, premier Li Keqiang said at the first meeting of the newly-established National Energy Administration (NEA).Headed by Li, the NEA was set u
China Commodities
[Mar. 27, 2014]  Over the years, Oil & Gas and Chemical plants have become more complex due to the use of more integrated systems and the development of more complex process design. Therefore there is an apparent need to find a comprehensive way of ensuring the plant
[Mar. 24, 2014]  President Xi Jinping is leading an effort to reform China’s energy sector, which has long been under the strict purview of state-owned enterprises. China is expected to raise retail natural gas prices and may also allow investment from private compa
[Mar. 24, 2014]  Willowglen Systems Inc. has been operating in China for a little over a decade.Automated industrial control systems designed and manufactured by the Edmonton-based company underpin 150 power grids in the country and some 25 municipal rail lines, including
China Finance & Acquisition
[Apr. 23, 2014]  China’s commercial crude oil inventories at the end of March fell 2.89 percent from a month earlier on lower crude imports, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.Commercial refined fuel stocks dropped 2.05 percent from end-February after climb
[Apr. 17, 2014]  China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.  won dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit by a Hong Kong businessman who claimed company executives were involved in a plot that left him imprisoned for five years on trumped-up charges.U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O&r
[Apr. 17, 2014]  Oil prices were mixed in Asia today after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the latest US supply report, analysts said.New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May
China Govt & Regulatory
[Apr. 17, 2014]  In case of showdown over Ukraine, Russia aims at replacing Europe with China to sell its huge reserves of oil and gas, but Beijing is open to energy collaboration with the Kremlin only on its own terms.Western powers and Russia keep on skirmishing over Uk
[Apr. 15, 2014]  Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.Long-awaited
[Mar. 28, 2014]  Since February, state-owned oil majors have taken steps toward pilots in mixed-share ownership, following central government calls for reforms to state-owned enterprises (SOEs). After the Chinese New Year, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. (Sinopec)
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