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What's Not on China's Tariff List? Smog-Controlling US Gas
Monday, June 18, 2018 In punching back against US tariffs, China included almost all energy-related commodities on a list of its retaliatory actions.

China Cuts Subsidies for Some Renewable Power Projects - Finance Ministry
Friday, June 15, 2018 Some Chinese biomass and waste-to-energy plants will no longer be eligible for renewable energy subsidies.

Sources: China's Hengli Buys Brazilian Oil Ahead Of Refinery Start-Up
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Hengli Group has bought its first crude oil cargo from Brazil.

CNPC Gas Pipeline Explosion Injures 24 People in Southwest China -Govt
Monday, June 11, 2018 A gas pipeline operated by China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) exploded in Guizhou province in southwest China, injuring 24 people, with three in critical condition.

China May Crude Oil Imports Ease From Record As Refiners Curb Operations
Friday, June 08, 2018 China's May crude oil imports eased away from record highs hit the month before, customs data shows.

Vietnam's Second Refinery To Be Fully Operational By Early August
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Vietnam's second oil refinery will be fully operational by early August, a senior executive at the plant told Reuters on Wednesday.

Pakistan's Anti-Graft Agency Orders Probe Of Former PMs Over LNG Terminal
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Pakistan's anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister and his predecessor over an LNG terminal project.

CNPC Plans Internal Consolidation To Fast-Track Gas Storage Upgrade
Friday, June 01, 2018 CNPC plans to consolidate billion-dollar underground gas storage assets into one business to expedite an infrastructure upgrade.

LNG Prices Climb To Highest Since February On Limited Supply
Friday, June 01, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices rose this week to their highest since February.

Philippines Plans To Import Diesel From Russia, Non-OPEC Countries
Thursday, May 31, 2018 The Philippines' energy ministry plans to import initially about 240 million litres of diesel for stockpiling purposes.

S. Korean Refiners Replace Mideast Crudes With US, Africa Supply
Friday, May 25, 2018 South Korea's purchases of sweet crudes from the United States and Africa are growing as its refiners snap up spot cargoes.

Chinese, Others Clamor For Crude Exports, But US Straining Capacity
Friday, May 25, 2018 The US oil export infrastructure is straining to keep up as the country's crude oil exports hit new highs and China snaps up more of it than ever before.

LNG Prices Firm On Chinese, South Korean Demand
Friday, May 25, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices breached the $9 per million British thermal unit (mmBtu) mark this week.

India's GAIL Turns To Spot And Short-Term LNG Deals
Thursday, May 24, 2018 GAIL (India) has switched its focus to short-term and spot deals for the purchase of LNG.

Vietnam's Nghi Son Refinery Sells First Diesel Batch To Local Market
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Vietnam's Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC sells its first batch of diesel to the local market.

Indian Oil To Turn To Traditional Suppliers To Meet Iran Oil Shortfall
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 IOC will turn to its traditional oil suppliers if US sanctions against Iran result in supply disruptions, its head of finance says.

Gas Guzzlers Set to Fade as China Sparks Surge for Electric Cars
Monday, May 21, 2018 By 2040, more than half of all new car sales and a third of the planet's automobile fleet will be electric, according to a report published Monday.

Sources: S. Korea's Hyundai Oilbank To Expand Heavy Oil Upgrading In Aug
Friday, May 18, 2018 Hyundai Oilbank will expand its heavy oil upgrading capacity during a scheduled maintenance in August.

ENN Seeks Commissioning Cargo For China's First Private LNG Import Terminal
Thursday, May 17, 2018 ENN is seeking a commissioning cargo for the country's first privately owned LNG import terminal.

US Oil Shipments To Asia May Hit New High, Cool Mideast Crude Prices
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The volume of US crude oil arriving in Asia is expected to hit a new high in July.

Bangladesh Drops Trafigura In LNG Talks As Gunvor Advances
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Bangladesh has terminated talks with Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura to install a small floating LNG import terminal.

Lotte Chemical JV with Hyundai Oilbank to Build New Petchem Plant
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 The two companies signed a deal to jointly invest in the new petrochemical plant, which will use heavy fuel oil as a feedstock.

India Aims To Split GAIL Within A Year To Open Up Gas Sector
Friday, April 27, 2018 India plans to split state-run gas utility GAIL by March next year to create two companies.

Sri Lanka's CPC Says Completed 35-Day Refinery Overhaul
Thursday, April 26, 2018 CPC says its 50,000 barrel-per-day refinery completed a 35-day overhaul and renovation.

Sinopec Plans To Extend Cuts In Saudi Crude Oil Imports To June, July
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Sinopec plans to continue to cut their Saudi Arabian crude oil purchases for June and July loadings.

India's BPCL Seeks LNG Cargoes For July 2018-March 2019
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Bharat Petroleum has issued a tender seeking four LNG cargoes.

Japan Carbon Capture Site Shows Promise for Industrial Use
Friday, April 20, 2018 A test site in Japan for burying CO2 below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other CCS projects, its developer says.

CNOOC Sells LNG In Debut Shanghai Auction As China Aims To Boost Supplies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 CNOOC sells LNG cargoes on a domestic exchange for the first time.

China Catches 'New Wave' of Ethane Cracker Projects
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 CB&I to work on two ethylene plants.

LPG, Fuel Oil Tankers Collide Off Singapore Coast
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said it is investigating a collision between two tankers in Singapore waters.

China March Crude Oil Imports 2nd Highest On Record, Fuel Exports Hit High
Friday, April 13, 2018 China's March crude oil imports climbed from a month earlier to the second highest on record.

Essar Oil Settles $2.5B Iran Oil Dues, Still Owes About $616MM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Essar Oil has settled about $2.5B in dues to Iran to cover previous oil purchases and still owes the country, CEO B. Anand says.

Prices Edge Up As Oil Surges Amid Syria Crisis, But Low Demand Caps Market
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices rise this week.

India's GAIL Says LNG Supply From Gazprom Will Start From May
Thursday, April 12, 2018 GAIL plans to buy 0.5 million tonnes or eight cargoes of LNG from Russia's Gazprom in 2018/19.

India Sets Oct Target For Gas Trading Exchange Ahead Of East Coast Supplies
Friday, April 06, 2018 India plans to set up a natural gas trading exchange as early as October this year to prepare for a surge in supply from India's east coast and a slew of LNG terminals.

Bahrain's Bapco Approaches Banks For Multi-Billion Refinery Expansion
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Bapco approaches banks to sound their appetite for the financing needed to back the capacity expansion of the existing refinery.

Petronas Successfully Delivers First LNG Cargo to Hokuriku Electric
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Petronas, though its subsidiary Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, has successfully delivered its first liquefied natural gas cargo to Japan's Hokuriku Electric Power Company.

China's CNPC Sells First Gasoline To Americas As Fuel Stocks Hit Record
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 CNPC says it has sold its first ever gasoline to the Americas.

Sinopec Group to Lift Gas Supplies, LNG Receiving Capacity
Monday, April 02, 2018 China's Sinopec group expects to increase its natural gas supplies significantly in the next six years as it aims to shift to produce more clean fuels.

Japan's Showa Shell Sees Q2 Crude Refining Down 1 pct y/y
Monday, April 02, 2018 Japan's Showa Shell Sekiyu KK said its group refineries would refine 1 percent less crude for the local market in April-June compared with a year ago, in line with their outlook for domestic demand.

Sources: Former Dragon Aromatics To Restart China Petchem Plant After Halt
Friday, March 30, 2018 China's Fuhaichuang, formerly known as Dragon Aromatics, plans to restart its refining-petrochemical complex in eastern Fujian.

Kemp: China's Crude Oil Futures Contract Should Confound The Skeptics
Friday, March 30, 2018 China's new crude oil futures contract has a good chance of confounding the doubters and becoming a regional benchmark where other contracts have failed.

Shanghai Oil On Par With US Market As Local Traders Bet On Lower Prices
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Shanghai crude oil futures fell further and were at parity with the US market.

Asia's Production, Consumption of Natural Gas Set to Prosper
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Asia's production and consumption of natural gas will prosper over the coming years, according to oil and gas analysts at BMI Research.

India's Bharat Petroleum Plans $3B Petchem Plant Near Mumbai
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 BPCL plans to build a $3 billion petrochemical unit to serve the Mumbai region, a company official says.

Gail India Offers Three LNG Cargoes From Sabine Pass For May To July
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Gail India has offered three LNG cargoes for May to July.

Sinopec Inks First Deal To Buy Oil Priced Off Shanghai Crude Futures
Monday, March 26, 2018 Unipec has inked a deal with a western oil major to buy Middle East crude priced against the newly-launched Shanghai crude future.

Asian Prices Slide On Sluggish Demand, Mild Weather And Nuclear Boost
Friday, March 23, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices fell for a third week as above-average temperatures softened demand across North Asia.

Myanmar, India Mull Building Cross-Border Oil Pipeline
Friday, March 23, 2018 India has proposed to build a pipeline from the country's east coast to deliver oil products, mainly diesel, to Myanmar.

China Feb LNG Imports Eased On Slower Industrial Demand Growth, New Year
Friday, March 23, 2018 China's liquefied natural gas imports fell in February from a record high in January.