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Petroleum Products

Coal stealing price edge on crude chemicals

Producers of chemicals from crude oil will face keener rivalry from those that use coal as feedstock, given the solid fuel's price advantage.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 3:17am

Harm's way?

When a city gets packed into a small area, as with Hong Kong, there are bound to be oddities with planning and design. The living room that overlooks a neighbour's bathroom, the hotel with a bird's eye view of a cemetery, and buildings in mixed zones that offer spaces that are apartments one day, a restaurant the next and a sex shop after that are among the inevitabilities.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Higher fuel prices, jams slow mainland car sales

Mainland car sales dropped 3.4 per cent from a year earlier to 4.8 million units in the first quarter as buyers were deterred by higher fuel prices and traffic jams in some big cities.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Carriers vow to continue use of low-sulphur fuel

Several shipping lines using low-sulphur fuel while berthed in Hong Kong have indicated they will continue using the costly fuel next year even though the government has failed to introduce laws mandating its use.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fuel rules essential for harbour traffic

The Star Ferry is a Hong Kong icon, as much a part of our history as a tourist attraction. As such, it should be striving to reduce the amount of air pollution created by its ferries. The same goes for other vessels plying their trade in our waters.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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

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. With roadside conditions in the busiest districts worsening and skies still grey on many days, the drawbacks to this approach are apparent.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am