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China tops up its tanks amid escalating import dependence
31 October 2012
China’s escalating dependence on oil imports has spurred the country to pursue an ambitious strategic stockpiling programme that is expected to be a feature of the global oil market throughout this decade
Chinese shale round may disappoint
31 October 2012
China’s second shale-gas licensing round has attracted 152 bids from 83 firms but experts warn the offering will not drastically transform the nascent sector
IEA puts weight behind Asian gas spot market
23 October 2012
Providing an alternative to traditional oil-linked pricing and cutting high cost paid for LNG is very important, says International Energy Agency's director
China’s slowing economy hangs over oil market
26 September 2012
Stimulus measures may yet help the country meet its high growth targets. In the meantime, the data remain distinctly bearish
Producers need to play the long game for the LNG race
25 September 2012
There are plenty of new developments on the table, but producers need to play a long game, says IEA senior gas analyst Anne-Sophie Corbeau
CNOOC seeks fortune in the west with Nexen takeover
25 September 2012
China’s bid to buy Canadian producer Nexen has met with a cautious reponse
Merger mania goes midstream in oil and gas sector
13 September 2012
After a flurry of major M&A deals in the upstream segment last year, cash-rich companies are making moves a little further up the value chain
China opens second shale-gas round
10 September 2012
China has launched its long-awaited second shale-gas licensing round, putting 20 blocks on the table
New pricing bodes well for China CBM
10 September 2012
The prospect of gas pricing reforms could help bolster production from China’s coal-bed methane (CBM) sector if Beijing makes good on its promises, say analysts
Fresh storms brew in South China Sea with first licensing round
30 August 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is emerging as a key tool in China’s strategy to uphold its claims to a vast swathe of the South China Sea and its potentially resource-rich seabed
China calls for oil-shale plan
28 August 2012
The head of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) is calling for major development of its oil-shale sector by 2015 in a bid to reduce the country’s reliance on imported crude
CNOOC pushes Chinese CBM forward with $1.5 bn deal
9 August 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is taking a bold step into China’s emerging coalbed methane (CBM) sector after agreeing a $1.5 billion deal with China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM) that analysts say will inject much-needed investment into the industry
CNOOC goes global with Canada buy
25 July 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation seeks to expand influence with Nexen takeover
Chinese oil seeks to expand influence with investment
25 July 2012
Firms seize opportunities to continue their global investment drive during the global downturn
China stockpiling imports masks tepid oil demand
10 July 2012
China’s oil imports continue to surge, but is it sustainable, and what are the long-term impacts?
Asia’s gas thirst sees region turn to unconventionals
10 July 2012
A panel of experts discuss Asia’s quest to secure gas supplies and the significant obstacles ahead
China shale-gas output 'still years away'
29 June 2012
Chinese oil and gas companies are not interested in developing shale gas, which means China is not expected to produce any significant shale-gas volumes for at least five years, former China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) employee Xiaoyi Mu said
China shale a challenge, says CNPC
13 June 2012
Despite having vast shale-gas resources, it is unlikely that China will be able to meet its expanding demand for energy from the unconventional source in the short-term, Zhou Jiping, president of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), said
Gloomy economic outlook weighs on oil
24 May 2012
Global crude prices fell in May due to gloomy outlooks for European and Chinese economies and signs that Iran may allow nuclear inspectors into the country, lifting concern of Middle East conflict disrupting supply
Chinese refiners get some relief from price rise
25 April 2012
China raised retail fuel prices in March by the most in almost three years in a move that will help refiners cut heavy losses but is unlikely to slow the country’s rapidly rising demand
Green Dragon rides China CBM wave
30 March 2012
Independent cracks Chinese coal-bed methane challenge
Shell takes a stake in China shale
28 March 2012
Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has stolen a march on its peers after signing China’s first-ever shale-gas production sharing contract with state-run China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
China faces uncertain future as cracks appear in economy
16 March 2012
China’s economy is facing strong tests and any sign of weakness will hit bullish projections for its oil-demand growth
Starter's orders for China shale round
8 March 2012
China is primed to kick off its second shale-gas exploration round this month and has mooted the possibility of a third offering later this year
Oil markets ignore bearish outlook
29 February 2012
Perceptions of tight supply, renewed hopes for the world economy and geopolitical risks associated with Iran have rallied oil prices and buoyed the market, despite growing evidence of a slowdown in global demand growth
China spending spree 'may slow down'
23 February 2012
China's state-run firms may ease up on on their recent asset-buying sprees, as the country’s leaders jostle for position on the politburo and market uncertainty keeps oil prices high, Ashwin Punde, managing director of energy investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told the International Petroleum Week conference