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Oil Refinery

Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

Kunming mayor Li Wenrong. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Kunming mayor Li Wenrong said the government will listen to comments and communicate with residents about their concerns over the project and repeated a pledge to cancel it if people do not want it, the official People’s Daily said.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 12:48pm

Sinopec Engineering vows to maintain high margins

Cai Xiyou, chairman of Sinopec Engineering, at the firm's listing ceremony in Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse

Despite rising cost pressures, Sinopec Engineering, the oil refining and chemical plants engineering subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corp, will strive to maintain a gross profit margin higher than the industry average, its chief said.

24 May 2013 - 3:47am

Beijing pushes refiners on cleaner fuel

Oil refiners, led by Sinopec, have blamed state control on fuel prices, and a lack of state subsidies to upgrade facilities fast enough to meet demand. Photo: Reuters

In a statement released after a meeting of the State Council, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, Beijing said authorities responsible for setting fuel quality should announce as soon as possible the National IV diesel emission standards. It would be launched nationwide by the end of next year.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am

Scuffles as Ningbo residents step up chemical plant protest

Police arrest a demonstrator. Photo: Reuters

Demonstrators clashed with riot police in central Ningbo yesterday, as protests against the proposed expansion of a Sinopec plant drew the largest crowds yet.

28 Oct 2012 - 5:19am

At least 39 killed, over 80 injured in oil refinery blast in Venezuela

A family watches the blaze after an explosion at the Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela. Photo: Reuters

Venezuela was in mourning yesterday after a massive explosion tore through the country's largest oil refinery, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 80 others.

President Hugo Chavez declared three days of national mourning, saying the tragedy affected "the great Venezuelan family, civilian and military".

27 Aug 2012 - 6:11am

Production keeps Sinopec in profit

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical, which runs the second-largest oil refinery of China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), says it remains profitable overall because refining losses due to state fuel price controls are offset by better profitability in chemical production.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shell to raise lubricant capacity by 50pc with giant Guangdong plant

Energy giant Royal Dutch/Shell plans to increase its lubricant production capacity on the mainland by 50 per cent by building in Guangdong one of its three largest lubricant blending plants globally.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Airing grievances

A plan to build an oil refinery in Nansha, 80km northwest of Hong Kong, has sparked new fears for air quality. What can the city do about environmentally damaging development across the border? Write to us

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Delta plants far from supplies

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.

21 May 2004 - 12:00am

Refiner trims target

Weaker market demand means Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical is cutting its 2005 annual refining throughput target by four million tonnes to 16 million tonnes.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Samsung wins refinery contract

South Korea's Samsung Engineering yesterday said it had been awarded a US$300 million lump-sum contract to build a crude oil refinery from the mainland's Concord Oil and Petrochemicals (Holdings). The refinery would be built at Ningbo, Zhejiang, and have an operational capacity of five million tonnes a year, Samsung said. The turnkey contract was for construction of phase one of the refinery.

18 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

China praises 'helping touch' of intervention

China's top economic planner, praising the 'helping touch' of government intervention, says inflation this year will fall below last year's 6.1 per cent.

'We are very optimistic that this year's price rises will be lower than last year's 6.1 per cent rise in the retail price index,' Chen Jinhua , head of the State Planning Commission, said.

17 Jan 1997 - 12:00am