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    1. August 9, 2016

      BP to sell stake in Chinese joint venture

      BP, the UK energy group, is planning to sell one of its biggest Chinese investments, by disposing of its 50 per cent...

    2. April 29, 2016

      Chinese lend $12bn for gas plant in Russian Arctic

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend more than $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian...

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      A combination of technological progress, a shift in strategy by Saudi Arabia and worri...
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    1. March 25, 2016

      China’s oil majors slash costs

      Chinese oil companies are closing unprofitable fields and cutting payrolls as sustained low prices force the industry...

    2. March 3, 2016

      Gazprom secures €2bn loan from Bank of China

      Gazprom has agreed to borrow €2bn from Bank of China in its largest ever bilateral loan as it braces for export gas...

    3. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      Gazprom to take biggest ever loan from Chinese lender

      Gazprom has agreed to borrow €2bn from Bank of China in its largest ever bilateral loan as it braces for the lowest gas...

    4. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Myanmar – The dispossessed

      Hla Ohn May still weeps when she takes the road past the twisted white piping of the gas terminal near the western...

    5. January 27, 2016

      China slowdown to fuel Asia refining glut

      China’s slowing demand for oil products, especially diesel, is expected to lead to a flood of refined product exports...

    6. January 19, 2016

      Cnooc to cut capital spending by 10%

      China’s Cnooc on Tuesday set out plans to cut capital spending by more than 10 per cent this year and reduce oil...

    7. December 24, 2015

      Oil price lows prompt Chinese gas pipeline deal

      Chinese state-owned oil company China National Petroleum Corp has concluded a complicated asset shuffle that allows...

    8. December 8, 2015

      China punishes ICBC staff for flouting austerity regime

      China’s graft watchdog has reprimanded 137 staff at the country’s top bank for hosting extravagant dinners and...

    9. November 26, 2015

      PetroChina restructures gas unit

      PetroChina, China’s largest oil company, has restructured its gas business, in a tentative first step towards a...

    10. November 25, 2015

      Rosneft’s $15bn financing beats sanctions

      Rosneft received advance payments for oil supplies worth more than $15bn in the third quarter — the first large-scale...

    11. November 1, 2015

      China’s slowdown casts shadow over oil states

      “You have made miracles happen,” China’s former energy tsar Zhou Yongkang told Chinese oil workers in 1999. They had...

    12. October 22, 2015

      Number 10 coy over deal inflation after Xi’s state visit

      Sajid Javid, the business secretary, on Tuesday announced that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain would be...

    13. October 17, 2015

      BP to strengthen ties with China

      BP is to strengthen its links with China’s CNPC, the country’s state-owned oil group, under an agreement that could see...

    14. October 12, 2015

      Former head of China’s CNPC jailed for 16 years for graft

      A Chinese court has sentenced Jiang Jiemin, one of the most senior officials to be charged with graft during a two-year...

    15. September 14, 2015

      CNPC forced to sell businesses as China’s crackdown widens

      China National Petroleum Corp, China’s largest oil company, is shedding a raft of non-core businesses, including a...

    16. August 10, 2015

      Gazprom’s China contract offers no protection against low prices

      Gazprom’s 30-year contract for gas supplies to China was based on an optimistic view of the oil market and offered no...

    17. June 26, 2015

      CNPC settles China oil spill lawsuit

      China National Petroleum Corp has agreed a $32m environmental settlement in the nation’s largest public interest...

    18. June 24, 2015

      Gas leak raises fears over China network

      A brand new natural gas pipeline operated by China National Petroleum Corp in the southwestern province of Yunnan has...

    19. May 5, 2015

      Doubts cast on managers’ influence at Chinese oil groups

      One day they were there, the next they were not. On Monday, China retired the heads of two of its three state-owned oil...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Moscow offers bigger stakes in energy projects to lure Chinese

      A flagship Russian gas project may soon test Moscow’s newfound willingness to cede greater control of its energy assets...

    21. April 28, 2015

      China oil traders become stronger force

      China’s two largest state-backed oil traders are demonstrating their growing clout in the Middle East, dominating...

    22. April 28, 2015

      China oil groups rebuff merger rumours

      China National Petroleum Corp and Sinopec, China’s top two state-owned oil companies, have denied they are considering...

    23. April 13, 2015

      Former chairman of China’s CNPC goes on trial for corruption

      The former head of China’s biggest energy group, one of the most senior officials to be ensnared in China’s...

    24. March 26, 2015

      PetroChina looks to ‘swap’ Canadian assets

      China’s biggest oil major by market value is “actively engaged” in talks to swap North American assets with...

    25. March 2, 2015

      Smog film captivates Chinese internet

      A Chinese documentary critical of the country’s dense smog is generating a huge online response, suggesting greater...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      SOE you think you can reform, even larger state entity creation edition

      A rumour started floating around last week that a CNPC-Sinopec merger might, just might, be on the cards with the FT...

    27. February 18, 2015

      China ponders plan to create oil ‘supermajor’

      China is considering merging some of its state-owned oil companies as sliding crude prices leave them saddled with...

    28. February 3, 2015

      Cnooc to cut spending by up to 35%after oil price plunge

      Cnooc, China’s third-largest oil producer, is to cut capital spending by up to 35 per cent this year compared with...

    29. November 10, 2014

      Putin snubs Europe with Siberian gas deal that bolsters China ties

      Moscow and Beijing signed an agreement to supply gas from western Siberia to China, in a deal that could eventually see...

    30. October 29, 2014

      Chinaoil on buying spree as oil price drops

      The trading arm of China National Petroleum Corporation has been on a huge buying spree over the past month, snapping...

    31. September 22, 2014

      China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment

      Chinese outbound investment has fallen sharply in the first half of the year, reversing nearly a decade of rising...

    32. September 7, 2014

      Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

      If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

    33. September 5, 2014

      European oil sanctions: promises

      In the early 18th century, Peter the Great fought a war to take control of the eastern Baltic sea from Sweden. The...

    34. Nick Butler

      August 17, 2014

      China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

      Happier days: China's Jiang Jemin, the chief executive of China National Petroleum Corporation, and BP's Tony Hayward,...

    35. August 1, 2014

      PetroChina: No ordinary Zhou

      It isn’t over until the ex-Politburo Standing Committee member sings. That said, it may not be over even then. The...

    36. July 31, 2014

      China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables

      Never before have China’s domestic politics had such ramifications for global business. This week, the country’s...

    37. July 16, 2014

      China finds signs of oil and gas in disputed waters

      China has concluded drilling in disputed waters near Vietnam with an announcement that it has discovered signs of oil...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes that African Minerals Dermot Coughlan has resigned. Just like he noted,...

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