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  1. China National speeds up development of Guangdong gas plant

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... efficient and profit-oriented. The government has yet to decide how it would promote environmentally friendlier but more costly natural gas. Its dilemma is to provide gas-fired power plant operators ... Eric Ng in Beijing China National Offshore Oil Corp, parent of red chip CNOOC, has accelerated the second-phase development of its Guangdong liquefied natural gas (LNG) project due ...

  2. Fears of more gas explosions at plant

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... there might be more explosions. Authorities said they had evacuated 150,000 residents after a chlorine gas leak and several explosions at Chongqing Tianyuan Chemical Industry Plant on Friday. The nine people killed or missing were all managers and factory workers, including the plant's general manager Hu Yanlu. On the edge of the danger zone, one resident blamed local officials ...

  3. CLP eyes gas-fired plant in Australia

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... station is so exciting.' Victoria has suffered from intermittent power shortages in recent years and it is generally accepted that gas-fired plants are cheaper to construct and cleaner than ... Nick Gentle CLP Holdings yesterday announced it would spend A$1 million (HK$5.82 million) on a feasibility study for a 500-megawatt gas-fired power station to expand its operations ...

  4. Sinopec to acquire parent's chemical plants

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Eric Ng

    ... stake in Tianjin United Chemical and Zhongyuan Petrochemical- as well as stakes in Nanjing Chemical and polyester plants in Tianjin and Luoyang in Henan province- from China Petrochemical ... Maoming ethylene plant from its parent in October last year and two refineries for 355.91 million yuan in December las year. Most of its parent's fuel stations were injected into Sinopec ...

  5. Gas-leak deaths 'could have been avoided'

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... believes the chlorine gas leak that killed nine people at the Tianyuan Chemical Industry Plant in Chongqing 10 days ago was an accident waiting to happen. For years, the former PLA soldier has ... there had been two other gas leaks at the plant in the past year. Chongqing has 69 large chemical plants nestled in the hills of the city's urban centre, which has a population of 6 million. ...

  6. Delta plants far from supplies

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The two best places for a major petrochemical plant are either near a feedstock source, such as an oil refinery, or near a large market. The three massive foreign-invested ethylene plants under construction in the Yangtze and Pearl river deltas are near large and rapidly growing consumer markets. Their feedstock sources, however, are in the Persian Gulf. The oil-rich Middle ...

  7. Three die from toxic gas leak at gold factory

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... nephew inhaled gas when he rushed inside the plant to save his colleagues. A local official said the smelter had been operating legally for about a decade, but was not sure if the accident ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 15 fall ill from hydrogen cyanide fumes as officials evacuate Beijing villages Toxic gas leaking from a gold factory in a Beijing suburb has left three workers dead ...

  8. Demand spurs China National to speed up gas project

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... plants and gas distribution customers in Guangdong. UBS analyst Alice Hui Suk-fong said LNG projects were supported by regional energy policies. Hong Kong and Guangdong have banned construction of new coal-fired plants on environmental grounds. Guangdong's high power tariffs also helped enhance viability of gas-fired plants, Ms Hui added. CNOOC, which engages only in offshore oil ...

  9. China oil giant signs gas depot deal

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the mainland's third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Zhejiang province as part of its bigger ambition to supply all of the country's coastal provinces with natural gas. The terminal, which will regasify chilled and compressed natural gas to be shipped by tankers to the mainland, together with a gas trunk-line and a gas-fired power plant, would cost 14.2 billion yuan, a China National ...

  10. 21 coal mine workers die in gas blast

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A gas blast in a coal mine in Heilongjiang province early yesterday killed 21 miners and left 16 missing, adding to the mainland's appalling record on fatal mine accidents. Hopes ... to the site to investigate, Xinhua reported yesterday. A journalist surnamed Jin, who was at the scene, said 70 rescue workers were searching for survivors. Toxic gas underground and temperatures ...




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