Tag Archives: Petrochina

CNPC Dalian refinery suffers another fire

          Here is a report from AFP, which pretty much covers the story of the latest fire at PetroChina’s Dalian refinery.  As more information comes in, we will post it here. A major fire broke out Monday at a refinery in northeast China owned by state-owned oil giant PetroChina, the official Continue Reading

Fire at Dalian refinery

Reports are coming in of a major fire at a Petrochina refinery in Dalian. The fire is apparently still out of control. More details later.

Explosion at Fushun

Reports are emerging that a major explosion has occurred at Petrochina’s Fushun oil refinery.   Fushun is in far northern China. The reports are indicating that the explosion occurred in the residue FCC at number 2 refinery, at about 9.30am this morning local time. The number 2 refinery can process up to 8 million tonnes Continue Reading

Coke production benefits from diesel shortage

Production of green petroleum coke in China gained in November, as refiners sought to ease shortages in diesel. Petcoke production in November was a record 1.81mt, compared to 1.735mt in October. Both major producers pledged recently that they would ramp up processing of crude oil, in response to dire shortages of diesel fuel, especially in Continue Reading

PetroChina suffers second incident in Dalian

A fire has broken out at the same CNPC (PetroChina) terminal in Dalian as the major oil spill in July. Local media has reported that the fire was in an oil storage tank that had been emptied prior to dismantling. There were no reports of environmental damage, although firemen reported that strong winds were hampering Continue Reading

Protected: Weekly Market Review – 9 June 2009

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Chalco locks in coke – again

Chalco signed a purchasing agreement with Sinopec last week. According to the agreement, Sinopec will supply Chalco with 800,000 to 1,200,000 tonnes of high quality coke annually.   This is following the deal that Chalco signed with Petrochina at the end of last year, for a similar quantity.   At that time, it had been reported that Chalco Continue Reading

Protected: Weekly Market Report May 13, 2009

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Weekly market review April 22, 2009

 Alumina  Market demand for alumina has increased with the recent resumption of aluminium production. Last week, alumina prices rose slightly. Imported alumina prices were up US$5-10/tonne to US$250-265/tonne. The domestic non-Chalco alumina price rose RMB20-50/tonne to RMB2350-2370/tonne. The Chalco price remained unchanged at RMB2300/tonne.    Aluminium  The situation on the Chinese aluminium market changed last Continue Reading

Protected: Market Review January 28 2009

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