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  1. Footdown

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Some readers say they're feeling the pinch of rising petrol prices at the pumps. A Sai Kung mum says she spent HK$998 at HK$16.98 a litre to fill up her BMW 325i compared with 'HK$700-odd before'. She's not alone, but ...

  2. Kitchen workers injured in LPG blast

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Three kitchen workers were injured in an explosion at a congee shop in Lai Chi Kok yesterday. The ground-floor shop in Broadway Street, Mei Foo Sun Chuen, used a central system for liquefied petroleum gas, and a leak from a disused pipe was suspected. One worker, 48, suffered burns to his head and limbs, while the other two were treated for minor burns. ...

  3. Factory boss held as gas leak fells 370

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media reports said the factory belonged to a company under China Petroleum Group. However, the company last night issued a statement denying they were related. China News Service said Kaifeng Modern had violated 'contractual obligations' and operated the factory on a site leased by a China Petroleum subsidiary to a driving school. ...

  4. Time we realised only laws can clear the air ...

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... All sorts of schemes have been put forward over the years to improve Hong Kong's air quality. Apart from a handful of rules on clean vehicle fuel, they've been voluntary, relying on education, incentives and goodwill to reduce pollution levels. ...

  5. CNPC warns of rising competition

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

    ... Eric Ng Oil producer predicts continued profit rise next year after earnings hit 70b yuan Net profit at China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), parent of H share PetroChina, rose more than 30 per cent last year to more than 70 billion yuan but its chief warned of increasing competition. The nation's largest oil producer hoped net profit would grow 3 per cent to 5 per cent ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Restaurant worker suffers burns A restaurant worker suffered burns to her hands when a fire spread from a gas stove in a Mongkok restaurant. The woman, 57, was injured when she apparently forgot to turn off the stove as she tried to disconnect a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder in the kitchen about 9am. Woman falls to her death in Sha Tin A woman plunged to her death from a block ...

  7. Oil blast gives Urumqi the jitters

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... terrorism,' said Liu Jiyuan, deputy general manager of the China National Petroleum Corporation plant. 'It was just a small fire on a single petroleum container.' Mr Liu said the fire broke ... of the plant at 1.30pm observed firefighters dousing a large, fire-blackened petroleum container, one of several dozen on the site. Despite the frayed nerves, a fragile peace continued, ...

  8. Acting mayor chosen after fire deaths

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Fucai, general manager of the China National Petroleum Corporation, who resigned over the Chongqing gas blast which killed 243 in December. In Beijing's Miyun county, where 37 people died ...

  9. Battle to clean up huge oil spill off Dalian coast after pipeline blasts

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as well. Both the pipelines are owned by China National Petroleum Corp. The blaze in the larger pipeline was extinguished about midnight, but at least five subsequent explosions occurred ... and aromatic hydrocarbon, but said it was not potentially fatal. Feng Lianyong, a professor at the University of Petroleum, told CCTV the spill was different from that in Gulf of Mexico because ...

  10. Police arrest 3 more over deadly PetroChina blast

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

    ... regulations. Sources have said Ma Fucai, president of parent company China National Petroleum Corp, will be sacked soon to assuage public anger over the accident. The company is one ...




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