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  1. Second blaze at PetroChina plant

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A fire broke out yesterday morning at a PetroChina refinery in Dalian, Liaoning, as it was about to resume full operation following a blaze last month, state media reported. Flames and plumes of dark smoke could be seen from several kilometres away, some bloggers who posted photos of the blaze said. Others who were about a kilometre from ...

  2. Police arrest 3 more over deadly PetroChina blast

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chongqing police have arrested three more PetroChina employees over the gas blast that killed 243 people and injured more than 10,000 last month. The arrests come ... engineer and director of the emergency command centre of the drilling company, owned by PetroChina, making him the highest-ranking person to be arrested so far, said Wen Qiang, deputy director ...

  3. PetroChina's realised oil prices up 15pc

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter PetroChina, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the mainland's biggest oil producer, says it sold crude oil for 15.31 per cent more in the first nine months than in the same ... the nine-month period, PetroChina pumped 585.3 million barrels of crude oil, up 0.76 per cent from a year ago. In the third quarter, the company produced 197 million barrels, an indication of the small ...

  4. Toxic cloud survivors in fight to move

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of toxic hydrogen sulfide that killed at least 243 people. The authorities have since arrested several junior officials of Chuangdong Drilling Company, under PetroChina, which operated the gas ...

  5. Stocks shaken amid rail safety fears

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the country's largest developer by market value, declined 3.3 per cent to 8.14 yuan (HK$9.80), while Poly Real Estate Group slipped 4.6 per cent to 10.23 yuan. PetroChina, the nation's largest oil ...

  6. Tears flow for gas blast victims

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PetroChina's No16 well in the Chuandongbei gas field burst, spewing a toxic plume of poisonous gas 30 metres into the air, residents up to 5km away were forced to evacuate their homes. Villagers were ...

  7. Concerns over water after killer explosion

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happened when workers at the Lanzhou Petrochemical Co, a subsidiary of PetroChina, were dismantling equipment attached to a device used to handle anilin, a colourless benzene derivative used ...

  8. Major accidents

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2004 November 21 China Eastern Airlines jet crashes into a lake in Baotou in Inner Mongolia, killing 55 people 2005 April 24 Water floods Tengda Mine in Jiaohe, Jilin killing 30 October 3 A gas explosion at Hebi coal mine in Henan kills 34 November 6 A gy ...

  9. Gas firm's chief faces sack over toxic blast

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... than 60,000 villagers. It is believed to be China's biggest industrial disaster. CNPC is the parent company of PetroChina. Chongqing police have arrested three low-level PetroChina ... to be sacked. As the company's two top officials, they should bear overall responsibility for the accident, the sources said. CNPC said last week that Wu Yaowen, vice-president of PetroChina, had ...

  10. Serious accidents to be reviewed

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... receive stern punishment,' the report said. The announcement came as PetroChina vowed to look into an accident at a subsidiary's factory in Lanzhou, Gansu, that killed four workers ...




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