Sinopec Hainan raises Mar oil product exports by 42% on month

State-owned China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec, plans to export around 270,000 mt of oil products from its 184,000 b/d (9.2 million mt/year) Hainan refinery in southern China in March, a refinery source said.

Refinery news: China's CNOOC Huizhou raises March oil product exports

State-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation plans to export around 580,000 mt of oil products from its 440,000 b/d (22 million mt/year) Huizhou refinery in Guangdong province in March, up from 550,000 mt planned for February, a refinery source said Thursday.

China Refining CNOOC 2018-03-16

China data: Jan-Feb crude throughput rises 7.3% on year to 11.6 mil b/d

China's refinery crude throughput rose 7.3% year on year to 93.4 million mt, or an average 11.6 million b/d, over January-February, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics.


China’s Hengli Petrochemical in talks to take Saudi crudes for trial run

China’s independent refiner Hengli Petrochemical is in talks to secure crude shipments from Saudi Arabia for its trial run in October as it has applied for 20 million mt/year of quota for cracking imported crude oil, a company source said.

China Refining 2018-03-12

China data: Shandong independent refiners' Feb run rate falls to 67.5%

The run rates at China's independent refineries -- including ChemChina -- in eastern Shandong province dropped marginally by 0.4% in February to 67.5%, due to lower throughputs around the Chinese New Year holidays at some of the refineries, according to a monthly report from information provider JLC

China Petrochemical 2018-03-08

CERAWEEK-ADNOC to build largest global refining & chemical site -CEO

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) plans to build the world’s largest integrated refining and chemical site in Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, ADNOC’s chief executive officer said on Tuesday.Speaking at the CERAWeek conference in Houston, Sultan al-Jaber, head of ADNOC, said downstream investments like refining and chemicals represent the company’s biggest future opportunity. The company plans on tripling petrochemical production to 14.4 million tonnes annually by 2025, he said.“Our goal by 2025 is to transform Ruwais into the largest integrated refining and chemicals site in the

Global Market Opinion 2018-03-07

Combined coal stocks held by China's six power plants rise 38% on week

Combined coal stocks held by the six key coal-fired power plants in southern and eastern China totaled 13.74 million mt on March 1, up 37.5% from February 22, according to figures released by Qinhuangdao Port on Thursday.

China Coal 2018-03-05

China’s domestic LNG plants reopen after shutdowns as heating crisis eases

At least 10 of China’s domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants have resumed output in the past week after the government cut off their supply, providing the first signs that the country’s gas supply crunch is starting to ease, company sources said.

China LNG 2018-03-02

Chinese LNG Plants Reopen In Sign Of Easing Gas Crunch

Around a dozen of China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants have resumed production in recent days, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing company sources, in what could be a sign that China may have eased the order for diverting gas supplies to residential customers and that this winter’s heating c

China LNG 2018-03-01

Sinopec nominates Mar monoethylene glycol CP at Yuan 8,500/mt, up Yuan 300/mt from Feb

China's state-owned China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, has nominated its March monoethylene glycol contract price at Yuan 8,500/mt, equivalent to about $1,090.52/mt on an import parity basis, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

LNG market needs $200 billion investment to meet demand: Shell

More than $200 billion of investment in liquefied natural gas is needed to meet a boom in demand by 2030, Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s top LNG trader, said on Monday.

Dongming selects LyondellBasell’s PP technology for Chinese plant

Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical has selected Spheripol polypropylene (PP) technology from LyondellBasell for implementation at a plant in Heze City, Shandong Province, China.The plant will be capable of producing 200,000mt of PP per year.Grades of PP produced using the Spheripol process are often used to make film for the safe storage of food and plastic pipes for the delivery of drinking water, as well as wastewater removal and sterile syringes in the healthcare sector.LyondellBasell global manufacturing, refining, projects and technology executive vice-president Dan Coombs said: “The Spheri

China Refining 2018-02-24

hte and SINOPEC RIPP intensify collaboration

hte has announced the handover of three high throughput testing systems for the development of petroleum refining technology to SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP) in Beijing, China.The business deal between SINOPEC RIPP and hte was signed in early 2015. It comprises the manufacturing and distribution of three high throughput reactor systems for the accelerated research and development of petroleum refining technology and catalysts. The test units were delivered and installed at RIPP’s laboratory in Beijing in 2016.In high throughput experimentation, small-scale testing r

China to expand ethanol use in gasoline blending

China is set to expand the use of ethanol for blending in gasoline this year, in line with plans announced by the government last autumn.In a statement outlining its work priorities for 2018, the country’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) said it was aiming to raise the production and consumption of ethanol as a gasoline blendstock from surplus maize and other food grains. To achieve this aim, SAG will introduce reforms to make grain storage mechanisms more market-driven and will speed up the use of grain from stockpiles for ethanol production, the statement said.These efforts will be part

China Refining 2018-02-23

New wet gas sulfuric acid plant operational in China

Bestgrand Chemical Group has successfully started-up its wet gas sulfuric acid (WSA) plant, with a production capacity of 300 000 tpy of sulfuric acid. The plant will treat 131 000 t of acid gas over-the-fence per year from the neighbouring world-scale refinery plant, which is operated by a joint venture between CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corp.) and Shell in Huizhou City, China.Haldor Topsoe was awarded the license, engineering design, technology service, and hardware and catalyst contract for the plant. “The successful start-up is a milestone for the WSA technology both in China and g

Kunlun Energy added over 1mn gas users in urban China in 2017

CNPC-controlled Kunlun Energy added over 1mn gas users in urban China in 2017.

CNPC China Natural Gas 2018-02-21

East China is a good place for DTE

There are good reasons for DTE Energy to build a new, gas-fired power plant. And there are excellent reasons for building it in East China Township.The company has proposed building a $1 billion, 1,100-megawatt plant on about 100 acres it owns east of the Belle River Power Plant in East China. It expects construction to begin in 2019 and that it will be online in about 2022, providing enough electricity for 850,000 homes.As part of the regulatory and permitting process, DTE was required to shop around the state to see if there were existing plants and capacity it could buy instead of a new pla

China LNG Group ‍Acquires 35 Pct Equity Interests In Hebei Dezhong Gas Trading


China's apparent oil demand set to slow down after high growth in 2017

China's apparent oil demand rose 5.5% year on year to 11.77 million b/d in 2017, but analysts said that they expected rising crude prices and an anticipated slowdown in economic growth to take a toll on consumption of oil products.In addition, as China focuses more on quality and energy efficiency, analysts said that policy changes would also cap oil consumption.S&P Global Platts China Oil Analytics expect the apparent oil demand to rise by 500,000 b/d in 2018, equivalent to a year-on-year growth of 4.2%.This is in line with forecasts by Sinopec's and CNPC's research institutes, saying that oi

How Northwest Methanol Is Likely Intended for China’s Gas Tanks

The proposed giant methanol project in Kalama, Washington, would be a resource hog of the highest order, with a climate impact to match.Running the plant would lap up 100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 100,000 homes, from the region’s electricity grid. Plus, the facility’s operations would demand 320 million cubic feet of fracked gas daily—more than every power plant in Washington combined—a portion of it to run a new gas-fired power plant planned for the site.An initial environmental assessment found that the Kalama plant would have the same climate impact as adding 260,000 c


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