July 15, 2019

China’s Refineries Hit New All-Time Operating Record

Chinese crude oil throughput hit a new record in June as two new large refineries started up, driving processing rates higher, according to official data from […]
July 13, 2019

China’s Crude Oil Imports Rise In June

Thanks to demand from the start-up of major refineries, Chinese crude oil imports in June have increased since May, and has increased by 15.2 percent from […]
July 13, 2019

Pentagon Looks To Break China’s Monopoly On Rare Earth Minerals

The Pentagon is scrambling to find a way to develop the United States’ rare earths mining capability as the trade war with China threatens to disrupt […]
July 10, 2019

A Red Flag For Oil? China’s Crude Consumption Is Faltering

China set a fresh monthly crude oil import record in April and continues to import growing volumes of crude oil this year, accounting for an estimated […]
July 9, 2019

China’s Fight Against Pollution To Generate Billions In Extra Solar Income

China’s efforts to reduce some of the world’s worst air pollution are having a bonus positive effect: they are improving the country’s potential to generate solar […]
July 9, 2019

Iran Wants To Settle China’s Role In Giant South Pars Gas Field

Iran has denied China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) a request to suspend work on Phase 11 of the South Pars gas project, aiming for a clear-cut […]
July 5, 2019

Can China’s Rare Earth Monopoly Be Broken?

A group of seventeen metallic elements whose names most of us have never heard recently came into the spotlight amid the latest trade tension escalation between […]
July 3, 2019

Foreign Investors Can Now Get In On China’s Energy Boom

China’s state-run media giant Xinhua is reporting that the world’s second-largest economy will soon be deregulating and restructuring key sectors of its industry, including oil exploration […]
June 28, 2019

China’s May Gasoline Exports Tumble 27.8 Percent

China exported about 847,700 mt of gasoline in May 2019, a drop of about 326,900 mt or 27.8% from April, according to data from the country’s […]