Filling Station

China Gas may be in play if bid fails

China Gas has been in the news for the arrests of its top managers for suspected embezzlement, for a board row over the dismissal of an ex-chairman and now as the subject of a hostile takeover bid.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

Quake and terrain test fuel supplier

As the manager of a Beijing-based dangerous goods transport company, Liu Honghai, is used to logistical challenges and was happy to take on the huge task of arranging fuel shipments for the mainland legs of the Olympic torch relay. He talks about how the transport team made sure the fuel was delivered on time, despite the Sichuan earthquake.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Tabloids pump up the panic at fuel stations


The British tabloids once again scooped the Millennium Bug award for instilling unjustified panic, this time while covering the tanker drivers' stoppage at Shell.

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Fuel for thought

Oil companies are educating motorists on money-saving habits as price of crude continues to hit record highs

Soaring crude oil prices have prompted one of Hong Kong's major petrol retailers to educate car owners to change their driving habits and save fuel.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Running a well-oiled team

The suffocating smell of petrol and the long working hours make work at petrol stations unpleasant. However, Daniel Law Kin-pang, station manager of Chevron Companies, views things differently and believes it is a rewarding job.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Service station operator fined HK$5,000

CRC Petrol Filling Station has been fined HK$5,000 over an LPG dispenser that over-recorded fuel sold by three per cent. The service station operator pleaded guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to using or possessing defective measuring equipment for trade. A spot check by customs on April 26 found the error at a Yuen Long station.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Oil majors told to play fair with smaller rivals

The mainland's top economic policy setter has ordered the nation's two biggest oil refiners to stop limiting sales to independent resellers amid claims the energy giants were hoarding supplies to lift their own profits.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Gas companies look to raise HK$882m

China Oil & Gas Group, a Hong Kong-listed mainland natural gas firm, and peer Sino Gas are raising a total of up to HK$882 million from share sales to fund expansion, capitalising on a rally of their stocks.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

CRE sees HK$2.4b gain from petrol business sale

Sinopec acquires 20 filling stations and fuel wholesaling operation in the deal

Conglomerate China Resources Enterprise saw its share price gain as much as 5.1 per cent after announcing the sale of its Hong Kong petroleum distribution business, which is expected to result in a HK$2.4 billion exceptional gain.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Petrol station that overcharged faces prosecution

The government is seeking legal advice from the Department of Justice on whether to prosecute a petrol station in Tuen Mun that overcharged customers.

Stephen Ip Shu-kwan, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, said customs officers were collecting evidence about the case.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Deliberate deceit ruled out in fuel pump discrepancies

No fuel suppliers were believed to be deliberately deceiving customers, customs officials said yesterday despite the discovery of fuel pumps with minor discrepancies in the amount of fuel they dispense compared to the metered amount.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Oil companies warned over petrol-pump irregularities

Oil companies have been warned of more surprise checks of fuel stations amid growing complaints over the accuracy of petrol pumps.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Petrol station may be prosecuted over pump dispensing too little

ExxonMobil may face prosecution after customs officers found a petrol pump exaggerated the volume of fuel being sold to customers. The pump was one of 24 at an Esso station in Tuen Yan Street, Tuen Mun.

The pump is suspected of overstating the amount of fuel dispensed by more than 5 per cent, resulting in customers being overcharged about HK$30 for 50 litres.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

NZ premier drops in on HK filling station

It is not every day that the neighbourhood petrol station gets to host a prime minister. But yesterday New Zealand premier Helen Clark swept into a Sinopec outlet in King's Road, Quarry Bay, complete with a security detail and a squad of police motorcycles.

But no petrol was pumped.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

LPG prices set to rise

Updated at 6.35pm: The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department on Friday said that the fuel price ceiling at dedicated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling stations would rise an average 14 cents per litre next month.

A department spokesman said LPG at 12 dedicated filling stations would cost between $2.89 and $3.26 per litre.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am