Archive for the ‘China National Offshore Oil Corporation’ Category

Sino-French African Pipeline Deal

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report on a recently announced Sino-French African pipeline deal: French green groups on Monday denounced a newly inked multi-national accord to build a massive crude oil pipeline in East Africa, warning of huge environmental risks. The Ugandan and Tanzanian governments joined oil companies Total of France and China’s CNOOC […]

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The Dragon Drills…

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at China’s recent acquisition of a Canadian energy firm: WHEN Barack Obama put on hold plans for an oil pipeline from Canada to the United States, Canada’s prime minister said perhaps it was time to turn to Asia. This week further evidence emerged that if America isn’t interested in […]

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Oil Interests Push China Into Sudanese Mire

Courtesy of The Washington Post, a report on how China’s growing appetite for energy has led it into the messy politics and tensions of Sudan.  As the article notes: At a restaurant along the River Nile offering crocodile and ostrich meat, officials of the world’s newest — and desperately destitute — nation hosted a lunch […]

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At The Pump, Ready To Gas Up: China’s Oil Groups Ready For More Deals

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting look at how China’s oil groups are ready for more deals:   Sinopec reported a 12 per cent rise in net profit, to Rmb41bn, in the first half of the year, beating analysts’ expectations Solid first-half profits at China’s state-owned oil companies have paved the way for further […]

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China, Inc.: The Newest Big Oil Company

Via Fortune, a report on increasing size and impact of China’s NOCs: “…You know the major players in big oil — Shell (RDSA), Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), BP (BP), Chevron (CVX, Fortune 500) and a handful of other fuel goliaths. Soon though, it might be time to add China to that list. The country’s […]

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The Dragon And The Elephant In A Global Contest For Oil

Via Abu Dhabi’s The National, an interesting look at India’s efforts to keep up with China’s overseas petroleum acquisition activities.  As the article notes: “…The elephant appears to be trailing the dragon through the jungles of the oil world. The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation is in talks to acquire Gulfsands Petroleum, a UK company active […]

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