Archive for the ‘China National Petroleum Corporation’ Category

Foreign Investment In Turkmenistan’s Petroleum Sector

Via Eurasia.net, commentary on Turkmenistan: State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan this week divulged some interesting and closely guarded information about the level of foreign investment into the nation’s energy sector.  According to an article published on August 14, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has invested at least $11 billion. China’s CNPC has invested more than $8 billion in the past […]

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Chinese CNPC-led Group Discovers New Oil Field in South Sudan

Via S&P Global, a report on a new oil field find in South Sudan: A consortium led by China’s state-run CNPC has made a new oil discovery in South Sudan’s northeastern Upper Nile state with more than 300 million barrels of recoverable oil, the country’s oil minister Awow Daniel Chuang said Tuesday.  An exploration well […]

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China, Russia May Vie For Turkmenistan’s Gas

Via Radio Free Asia, an article on the potential tussle over Turkmenistan’s natural gas: After years of inaction, Russia has resumed natural gas imports from Turkmenistan, raising the prospect of competitive pressure for one of China’s main sources of supply. On April 15, monopoly Gazprom and the Turkmengaz state company confirmed the restart of flows […]

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Russia Agrees Significant Silk Road Projects With China

Courtesy of Russia Briefing, a report on a number of agreements signed by Russia and China related to OBOR activities: As predicted, a significant array of economic cooperation agreements were signed between Russia and China during President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Moscow. The deals include the creation of the new US$10 billion China-Russia RMB Investment Cooperation Fund, which provides access […]

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Uzbekistan And China Start Gas Production In Bukhara Region

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on joint Chinese-Uzbek gas production in Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have launched natural gas production at Dengizkul, Khodjadavlat and Sharkiy Alat gas condensate fields in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reported. The new gas […]

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From New York Heroin Dealer To Afghanistan’s Biggest Oil Man

Via Reuters, an interesting story on Afghanistan’s nascent oil industry: One-eyed Rateb Popal’s debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade. Popal had better luck once back in Afghanistan, where he emerged from obscurity to make millions […]

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