Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters
Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters

China is building mega refineries with capacity to process more crude oil than the UK’s combined, just as fuel demand stalls

  • At least four projects with about 1.4 million barrels a day of crude-processing capacity, more than all the refineries in the UK combined, are under construction
  • All that capacity will add more petroleum products and plastics just as China National Petroleum sees fuel demand peaking in 2025 as electric vehicles sap consumption

Topic |   Energy
Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters
Labourers working under storage tanks at a refinery in Suining, Sichuan province, on October 22, 2009. Photo: Reuters
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