Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sinopec News

BP, Exxon Sign On Alaska LNG Export Project

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Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) said it signed an agreement with BP PLC and Exxon Mobil Corp to help advance the state-owned company's proposed $43.4 billion Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project."Our respective organizations share an interest in the successful commercialization of Alaska's stranded North Slope natural gas…

BP Nears FID at Platina Field Offshore Angola

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Angola’s Sonangol and British supermajor BP on Monday signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Platina field in the BP-operated deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.Platina would be BP’s first new operated development in Angola since the PSVM project in Block 31 began production in 2013.

Addax Petroleum Extends Yinson’s Adoon FPSO Deal

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Nigeria-focused oil company Addax has extended the charter for the Yinson-owned FPSO Adoon for another three months, pending discussion for a potential longer-term deal."Unless otherwise expressly defined in this announcement, terms and expressions used in this announcement shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in our earlier announcements made in October 2018…

Sinopec Starts Major Gas Pipeline Early

China's Sinopec Corp said on Thursday it had started to operate the first phase of the Erdos-Anping-Cangzhou pipeline project in northern China, ahead of an expected operational date of early 2019.The pipeline, which connects gas production in the Erdos basin and users in Hebei province, is expected to supply a maximum 10 million cubic metres of gas a day during peak heating season, Sinopec said on its social me

Changing Shale Field to Boost Gas Output

China's Changning shale gas field in southwestern Sichuan province will more than double its output during the winter heating season after putting new wells into operation, China's top oil and gas group CNPC said on Wednesday.Daily output at the field, which began operating in 2015, is expected to reach 12 million cubic metres during the heating season from mid-November through mid-March, CNPC said on its websit

China Names CNPC Exec Top Energy Official

China's government has appointed a senior oil industry executive as the country's top energy official, state-run media China Energy News reported on Wednesday.Zhang Jianhua, president of China's largest oil and gas group CNPC, has been named director of the National Energy Administration, according to China Energy News, becoming the first oil industry executive to take that role.Zhang…

Sinopec to Boost Gas Supply

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Chinese state oil major Sinopec said on Monday it will supply 18.17 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas during the heating season that kicks off this week, up 17.7 percent from last year, to meet rising demand in the world's fastest-growing gas consumer.The company's natural gas supply to seven northern provinces and cities will increase by 29.1 percent during the season…

Total Launches $16 Bln Project Offshore Angola

Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne and Angolan president Joao Lourenco (Photo: Total)

Africa's second largest crude producer Angola and France's Total officially inaugurated a new deep-sea oil field worth $16 billion in the Atlantic approximately 260 kilometers from the capital Luanda.The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Junior, the Chairman and CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanné…

Sinochem raises 2019 term oil supply from Saudi Aramco, Kuwait

China's Sinochem Group agreed to annual crude oil supply deals for 2019 with Saudi Aramco and Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) with volumes from both suppliers more than 20 percent higher than in 2018, a senior Sinochem executive said on Friday.The Saudi volumes will be processed at Sinochem's wholly-owned Quanzhou refinery in southeast China's Fujian province…

Sinopec: Phase 2 of Tianjin LNG Terminal Approved

China Petrochemical Corp, known as Sinopec, said on Thursday that the second phase of its Tianjin LNG receiving terminal in the north of the country was approved by the Tianjin Development and Reform Commission on Oct. 29.The terminal, which received its first cargo in February this year, will add five LNG storage tanks in the second phase - each with a capacity of 220,000 cubic meters.

China's Sinopec Q3 Profit Up 60% On Year

Chinese oil and gas major Sinopec's net profit rose to 18.38 billion yuan ($2.64 billion) in the third quarter, up 60 percent from a year earlier, on robust refining margins and improving earnings from crude oil and gas production.The figure was down, however, from a record high of 22.83 billion yuan in the second quarter, company…

Oil at 2014 Highs on Iran Sanctions, NAFTA Deal

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Oil futures extended their rally on Monday, hitting their highest levels since November 2014, as U.S. sanctions on Iran come into force and a North American trade deal fosters growth.The United States and Canada forged a deal on Sunday to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a trilateral pact with Mexico, rescuing a three-country…

Petrogal to Invest Up to $1 bln per Year in Brazil -CEO

Petrogal, the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Galp, plans to spend $800 million to $1 billion annually in the coming years in Brazil to develop its current oil and gas assets and boost its stake offshore, its chief executive officer said on Thursday.CEO Miguel Pereira said the company, Brazil's third largest oil and gas producer, wants to expand its presence in Brazil's offshore pre-salt areas…

Sinopec Adds LNG Tank at Tianjin Terminal

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China's Sinopec Corp completed adding a third tank to store liquefied natural gas at its receiving terminal in Tianjin, marking the completion of construction of the first phase of the import facility, the state oil and gas group said on Tuesday.The terminal, in the northern port city Tianjin, near Beijing, began operations last February.

Sinopec Plans to Build Canadian Oil Refinery

China's Sinopec Corp has joined a group planning to build an oil refinery in Alberta, an enterprise that would strengthen demand for the Canadian province's heavily discounted crude.State-owned Sinopec, formally known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, along with an Alberta indigenous group, China State Construction Engineering Corp and Alberta management company Teedrum…

China Will Buy More LNG, but Wants it Smoother, Less Lumpy: Russell

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China appears set to once again boost its purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the northern winter, but unlike last year's rush, this time the process is likely to be more organised and stable.In recent weeks there have been several indicators that China is planning on increasing the use of natural gas in winter heating, replacing boilers that use more polluting coal.Curbing winter air pollution has been

Sinopec Oilfield Plans 4,000 Job Cuts

Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp plans to cut 4,000 jobs this year due to structural overstaffing, having let go 2,000 employees in the first half, company spokesman Li Honghai said on Wednesday.The planned lay-offs account for just under 5 percent of the company's total staffingThe job reductions include early retirements and cut-off to employment contracts extensions, Li told Reuters over the phoneLi said company

Sinopec, Zhejiang to Build LNG Terminal in China

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China's Sinopec Corp has teamed with Zhejiang Energy Group Co Ltd on a 3 million tonne-per-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in east China, with the first phase set for operation at end-2021, the state oil giant said on Wednesday.The project, to be built in Wenzhou of Zhejiang province, includes four tanks each able to store 200…

China Shifts to Iranian Tankers to Keep Oil Flowing Amid US Sanctions

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Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States.The shift demonstrates that China, Iran's biggest oil customer, wants to keep buying Iranian crude despite the sanctions…

China Move to Drop Crude off Tariff List a Relief for Sinopec

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China's decision to remove crude oil from its latest tariff list in an escalating trade war with the United States was a relief to state oil firms prompted by a strong lobbying effort by main importer the Sinopec Group, Beijing-based oil sources said.Dropping crude oil from the final tariff list on $16 billion in U.S. goods announced…