Actively promote domestic oil and gas production

On June 18, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration recently issued the "Guiding Opinions on Doing a Good Job of Energy Security in 2020", pointing out that it is necessary to increase the flexibility of the energy system, strengthen energy security risk management and control, and ensure national energy security. Opinions point out that we must continue to vigorously enhance domestic oil and gas exploration and development efforts, and strengthen exploration efforts in key oil and gas-bearing basins such as Bohai Bay, Ordos, Tarim, and Sichuan. Pr

China to Offer Tariff Exemptions; Global Gas Outlook Dims Further

China said Tuesday it would offer tariff exemptions for hundreds of U.S. goods, including crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG), as part of efforts to ease trade tensions.The country plans to accept applications from Chinese buyers starting early next month.

China’s gas demand to fall by 6-14 Bcm in 2020

China’s natural gas demand could drop between 6 billion cubic meters (Bcm) and 14 Bcm this year, depending on how long it takes the government to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Wood Mackenzie said Tuesday.

Gazprom hopes bulk of US LNG flows to be diverted to China, not Europe

Russian gas giant Gazprom hopes China rather than Europe will take the bulk of US LNG volumes after a trade deal between Washington and Beijing,

Global Market 2020-02-13

Analysts cut China's gas demand estimates as virus outbreak weighs

Several analysts cut their gas demand forecasts for China, the world’s top gas importer, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to depress industrial, commercial and transportation appetite over the next few months.Estimates for the impact varied among five analysts who provided views for China’s gas demand to Reuters. Two of them expected demand to expand by just 6% thi

China’s Guizhou province sets shale gas target for 2025

China’s southwestern province of Guizhou has set up its shale gas development plan for 2025, aiming for 1.2 billion cubic metres (bcm) of production by then, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday* Citing a provincial government document, the report said Guizhou aims for proven shale gas reserves of 50 bcm and build an annual production capacity of 2 bcm by 2025* Key production blocks include Zheng An and Xishui, while exploration work will be focused on Daozhen, Tongzi and Cengong blocks* Provincial government-backed Wujiang Energy Group and Sinopec Corp will be the main firms develop

Sinopec (SNP) to Review Multi-Billion LNG Deal With Cheniere

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation SNP or Sinopec is expected to review the terms of a $16-billion liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) deal with Cheniere Energy, Inc. LNG, per Reuters. The drop in LNG prices is expected to have triggered the review of the supply deal.Notably, while China is set to become the biggest LNG importer by the end of the decade, the United States is likely to be the largest exporter within 2025, ahead of Qatar and Australia. This makes the world’s two biggest economies a perfect fit. While China is expected to import $18.5 billion worth of U.S. energy products this year

China LNG Sinopec 2020-01-22

Chinese demand for U.S. LNG unlikely to surge as long as tariffs remain

Chinese purchases of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) are unlikely to surge, despite an agreement for China to buy more U.S. energy supplies, because tariffs on gas from the United States remain in place, analysts and traders said.Under a Phase 1 trade deal between the world’s two largest economies signed this week, China has committed to buying an additional $52.4 billion worth of U.S. energy supplies, including LNG, over the next two years.But a 25% tariff imposed by China on U.S. LNG, which has pushed the price of U.S. gas above the spot market and restricted purchases, remains for now whil

China LNG 2020-01-22

CNPC to increase output of oil and gas

China National Petroleum Corp, the State-owned energy giant, is planning to ramp up oil and gas output to more than 200 million metric tons of oil equivalent this year, while looking to raise the share of natural gas output to a record high of 50 percent.The company announced the annual goal during its work conference for 2020 held on Tuesday in Beijing. It plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($726 million) this year on oil and gas exploration.Natural gas capacity at CNPC's Tarim Oilfield and Southwest oil and gas field will exceed 30 billion cubic meters, while shale gas production will surpass 11

CNPC 2020-01-16

USITC INSTITUTES SECTION 337 INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN SHAKER SCREENS FOR DRILLING FLUIDS, COMPONENTS THEREOF, AND RELATED MARKETING MATERIALS from Chinese suppliers

USITC INSTITUTES SECTION 337 INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN SHAKER SCREENS FOR DRILLING FLUIDS, COMPONENTS THEREOF, AND RELATED MARKETING MATERIALSThe U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain shaker screens for drilling fluids, components thereof, and related marketing materials. The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation.The investigation is based on an amended complaint filed by M-I L.L.C. of Houston, TX, on November 7, 2019. The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 of t

China Petrochemical 2020-01-15

China Opens Up to Oil Majors at the Wrong Time

Broad new horizons in key markets are opening for the world’s energy companies. Don’t expect to see a land rush any time soon. China will allow all large domestic and foreign companies to apply for oil and gas exploration licenses that were previously only open to state-owned enterprises, the country’s resources ministry said at a briefing Thursday. In India, regulators will also let private and international companies bid for a group of coal blocks it’s putting up for auction starting this month, the country’s coal and mines minister Pralhad Joshi said this week, chipping away at a near-monop

Energy China Forum 2020 Recruitment Notification - International Project Officer

Energy China Forum 2020 Recruitment Notification - International Project Officer, Shanghai ChinaEnergy China ForumDowntown, Huangpu District, Shanghai, ChinaFull-timeResponsibility:1. Responsible for international project promotion, including planning, publicity and copywriting;2. Organize or provide assistance to international industry summit, global conferences and other events;3. Responsible for daily communication, marketing, maintenance and following up with global energy institute, governments, associations and energy companies;4. Responsible for market research, including industry dynam

China opens up oil and gas exploration, production to foreign firms

China will for the first time 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 comes alongside Beijing’s reshuffle in the so-called “midstream” pipeline business, but experts say the policy relaxation may not draw immediate interest from international drillers due to overall poor asset quality of China’s hydrocarbon resources.From May 1, 2020, foreign firms registered in China with net assets no lower than 300 million yuan

China Policy 2020-01-09

China imports record LNG volumes in Dec, overtakes Japan for second month

China imported a record high monthly volume of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December, overtaking Japan as the world’s top importer of the fuel for a second consecutive month, ship tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Tuesday.China imported 7.198 million tonnes of LNG in December, up nearly 16% from November, while Japan shipped in 6.574 million tonnes last month, up nearly 7% from the previous month, the data showed.China only slightly overtook Japan’s volumes of LNG imports for the first time in November, but greatly exceeded its neighbour’s volumes in December, according to the dat

China LNG 2020-01-07

【ECF News】China's oil and gas industry policy will enter a implemention stage in 2020

In 2019, the policies and regulations related to the reform of the oil and gas industry promulgated at the national level mainly involve the open of market access, market supervision, system reform, and price reform, and rarely involved industrial development and planning. The policies and regulations related to the oil and gas industry introduced in 2019 are basically based on the "big reform of the entire industrial chain".The year of 2020 is the ending year of the 13th five year plan period. After the first two years of top-level design, this year can be said to have truly entered the "comp

China's comprehensive LNG import price rises last week - Dec 31

China's comprehensive import price index for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose last week, according to Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange (SHPGX).The LNG index, not including tax, came in at 3,304 yuan (about 473 U.S. dollars) per tonne from Dec. 16 to 22, up 4.92 percent from the previous week.The index, jointly developed by a monitoring center under the General Administration of Customs and the SHPGX, was launched on Oct. 16, 2019 and is due on a weekly basis to offer a new pricing reference for importers.

China LNG 2019-12-31

【ECF News】NDRC: National oil & gas pipeline company does not participate in competitive businesses such as oil and gas E&P

On the morning of December 17, NDRC held a December press conference. Meng Wei, deputy director and press spokesperson of NDRC's Political Research Office, said the national pipeline company will focus on its main business of oil and gas transportation, without participation on other competitive businesses such as oil & gas exploration and production, import & export or distribution. China on Dec 9 set up a new centrally-administered state-owned enterprise (SOE), the China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corporation.The company will partly be responsible for the investment, construction and interconn

China's Sinopec starts operating shale gas pipeline from southwest

China's Sinopec said on Tuesday it had put into operation a pipeline delivering 2.6 million cubic metres a day of shale gas from the Fuling field in Chongqing in southwestern China to central and eastern ChinaThe Nanchuan-Fuling pipeline was built on challenging terrain, crossing steep slopes and a suspension bridge, said a report on the company's microblogChina's top shale gas field, Fuling is expected to pump at a record 7 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 2020, as Sinopec is set to add nearly 100 new production wells this year, Reuters reported in September.

China's natural gas output exceeds 170 bln cubic meters in 2019

China's natural gas output reached 173.3 billion cubic meters in 2019, according to the national energy work conference held in Beijing on Monday.The country's annual output has increased by over 10 billion cubic meters for three consecutive years, the source said.China's newly proven reserves of natural gas in 2019 reached 1.4 trillion cubic meters, up 68 percent year on year.In 2020, China will promote gas exploration, strengthen the construction of systems for the production, supply, storage and marketing of natural gas, and improve oil recovery and other key technological innovations, said

China Natural Gas 2019-12-17

Chinese buyers offer to resell LNG cargoes as they struggle with weak demand

Chinese companies are offering to resell liquefied natural gas cargoes in the spot market as they grapple with high inventory amid weak demand due to a slowing economy and a milder than usual winter, several trade sources said on Monday.The world’s second-largest buyer of LNG is currently facing high inventory of the super-chilled fuel in some areas, several sources familiar with the Chinese market told Reuters.“It’s quite warm in China and the demand is very bad,” one of the sources with a state-owned company said, declining to be named as he was not authorized to speak with media.He added th

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