BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Crude Oil


China’s aluminium industry is gradually shifting westward, with new smelters opening in Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and elsewhere. Even down south in Yunnan province, a new smelter of 1m tonnes is on the drawing boards. But what of the carbon needed in the electrolysis process. Traditionally, the best carbon inside China has been in the north, […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

News from around the Chinese petcoke and related markets: * CNPC has recently announced that their expansion of the Liaoyang refinery, in Liaoning province in China’s north, has now been completed.   The refinery will be the delivery point for Russian crude oil coming down the controversial pipeline that is due to start pumping this month.   […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

The following story comes from The Peoples Daily, here in China.    This is part of a long-term shift from the east to the west, and could have important ramifications for exporters looking to buy from China.    This announcement presumably means increased coking capacity in the far west, just at a time when the China aluminium […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

Those of you who know the China pet coke market will know the historical importance of Gaoqiao refinery.   Located near Shanghai, Gaoqiao was the source of a large proportion of the coke that ended up in exported anodes and calcined coke.  In 2006, that all changed (or so many people thought).   Sinopec shut the refinery […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

Shandong’s local independent refineries have long been the poor cousin in China’s oil refining and pet coke industries.   However, this announcement is potentially good news for coke.    CNOOC has already taken a position in Shandong, so if PetroChna does the same, then more local refineries will get more and better crude oil supplies, including those […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

The following article is from the China Daily a couple of days ago.    While the article doesn’t mention coking or even heavy oils, I suppose it’s a safe assumption that coke output rose as a result of the extra throughput. Those of you who know more about oil refining than I do (and I don’t […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More
(c) 2015 AZ China Limited. All Rights Reserved.