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Sinopec Resumes Output at Most Wells Shut by Typhoon

August 21, 2019

  • Typhoon Lekima in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, on August 12, 2019. (Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS))

Sinopec Corp has resumed operations at most of the oil and gas wells at its top-producing oilfield, Shengli in east China, after thousands were shut due to typhoon Lekima, parent company Sinopec Group said on Wednesday.

The state oil and gas firm has resumed production at 15,318 of the 16,565 crude wells closed by the typhoon, which hit the weekend before last, Sinopec said on its website.

The oil well closures caused total production losses of 44,604 tonnes, or about 325,600 barrels, Sinopec said.

The group did not specify the loss in natural gas production.

Typhoon Lekima, China's ninth typhoon this year, made landfall on Aug. 10 in China's Zhejiang province, and also hit Jiangsu and Shandong provinces.

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Joseph Radford)

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