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  1. Vehicle tests can't explain stalling

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Vehicle tests have been unable to shed much light on why Sinopec-fuelled taxis broke down earlier this year. The tests were part of an investigation into the cause of a spate of breakdowns from last September to January, which saw hundreds of taxis and dozens of minibuses fuelled with LPG from Sinopec suddenly stall in mid-journey. During a three-month trial, 28 taxis ...

  2. 'Contaminated' LPG is clean, Sinopec says

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Sinopec insists that its LPG fuel- contamination of which taxi and minibus drivers say caused their vehicles to break down in large numbers- is clean and that it has ... the LPG samples were contaminated. Sinopec managing director Paul Feng Lianhua condemned the report as 'total fabrication', while the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department said ...

  3. Price controls keep Sinopec's first-half earnings in check

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec), Asia's largest oil refiner, reported a small rise in first-half profit on the back of higher oil and gas prices and sales volumes, ... contributor to lower profitability. Second-half supply is expected to continue to rise, as Sinopec began trial production at a new plant in Zhenhai, Zhejiang, in June, and put its Tianjin new plant ...

  4. Sinopec preparing to build lubricant plant in Singapore foray

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), Asia's largest oil refiner, is 'actively preparing' to build a lubricant plant in Singapore in what is expected to be its first ... to sell to the Asia-Pacific market rather than just China. Sinopec began contract manufacturing of vehicle and marine lubricants with two Singapore firms, Italsing and AP Oil in 2007, according ...

  5. Sinopec oil and gas output up 5.64pc

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec), the nation's second-largest oil and gas producer, posted a 5.64 per cent year-on-year increase in oil and gas output to 182.62 million barrels of oil equivalent in the first six months. Oil output edged up 0.05 per cent to 149.19 million barrels, while gas output surged 40.73 per cent to 5.67 billion cubic metres. Sales ...

  6. Sinopec looks to overseas oil, gas

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is considering expanding its overseas oil and gas operations, including buying its parent's rapidly growing portfolio, to offset ... to buy the 27.5 per cent stake held by its parent China Petrochemical Corp in an Angolan offshore oil field for US$2.46 billion. The deal is expected to add 8 per cent to Sinopec's otherwise ...

  7. Oil price rise helps to boost Sinopec profit

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), the nation's second largest oil and gas producer, posted a 14.8 per cent year-on-year rise in third quarter net profit on higher oil prices. Net profit was 19.62 billion yuan (HK$22.75 billion), up from 17.09 billion yuan in the year-earlier quarter, it said last night. Oil and gas production operating profit surged 61 per cent ...

  8. Sinopec not to blame for LPG woes, report says

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Cheung Chi-fai The government has been unable to blame Sinopec for causing thousands of taxis and minibuses to break down earlier this year, although it spotted irregularities in how the city's largest supplier of liquified petroleum gas handled the fuel. Taxi drivers- who suffered the most and plan to sue Sinopec for lost income- were disappointed ...

  9. LPG inquiry to take at least two months as cabbies desert Sinopec

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The government needs at least two months to find the cause of the spate of breakdowns of taxis and minibuses powered by Sinopec LPG, a problem that came to light in September ... are worried about the supply of liquefied petroleum gas after some non-Sinopec stations ran out of stock yesterday. The government first learned in September that Sinopec-fuelled vehicles were ...

  10. LPG samples taken at Sinopec stations as taxi breakdowns drop

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The government has started collecting liquefied petroleum gas samples from Sinopec service stations and terminals as taxi driver groups report fewer complaints about breakdowns after cleaning their vehicle engines and switching to other suppliers. Representatives of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Sinopec and local laboratory SGS took LPG samples ...




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