Archive for the ‘China National Petroleum Corporation’ Category

China sees Opportunity as Venezuela’s Oil Industry hits Rock Bottom

Via Belt and Road News, a look at Chinese interest in Venezuela’s petroleum industry: Venezuela’s near-collapse and strict U.S. sanctions are creating an opportunity for Russia, Iran and China to strengthen their presence in Latin America, a region that for decades has been under U.S. hegemony. While Russia and Iran have, to an extent, gained […]

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China’s Gas Shortage Boosts Central Asia’s Role

Via Eurasia Review, an article on how Central Asia producers may help solve China’s gas shortage: China’s growing demand for natural gas has been driving closer engagement with Turkmenistan, renewing questions about Russia’s role in Central Asia, once regarded as Moscow’s backyard. Soaring gas prices appear to be the main motivator behind China’s agreement to […]

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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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China’s Gas Cuts Raise Pressure On Central Asia

Via Eurasia Review, a look at the impact of China’s gas demand reductions on Central Asia: As China cuts back on its commitments to import natural gas, it is trying to spread the shortfall among its increasingly hard-pressed suppliers. Hints of tensions have been rising since early March when reports first surfaced that PetroChina, the […]

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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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