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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. May 4, 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. July 30, 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. July 2, 2014

      CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

      China National Petroleum Corp and French oil major Total are in talks to transfer a stake in a joint venture oil...

    23. July 1, 2014

      China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand

      Students and shopkeepers in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian had a lucky escape when a crude oil pipeline...

    24. June 18, 2014

      China hunkers down in Iraq despite Sunni militant onslaught

      China said it had no plans to evacuate its citizens from Iraq, where it is the country’s biggest investor, even as...

    25. May 21, 2014

      Gas deal more important to Russia than China

      Chinese President Xi Jinping finally granted his Russian counterpart a long-awaited gas supply contract on Wednesday,...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2014

      Red ink for Russia's Gazprom framed China gas deal

      As Gazprom bullies Ukraine to settle its $3.5bn gas arrears, Russian domestic gas consumers are also running up...

    27. The World

      May 21, 2014

      Why Putin needs the Gazprom deal

      By Amie Tsang and Gavin Jackson After a decade of negotiations, Russia managed to wrangle out a gas deal with China –...

    28. May 13, 2014

      PetroChina to spin off key gas pipelines

      China’s largest oil company has joined the ranks of state-owned companies offering up prized assets in order to raise...

    29. April 29, 2014

      China’s CNPC signs UAE oil deal

      A Chinese state-run oil company has signed an oil production deal with the capital of the United Arab Emirates in a...

    30. April 13, 2014

      Economic weakness will force Putin to seek detente

      The confrontation between Russia and the west over Ukraine imperils the Russian economy, but the problem runs both...

    31. April 12, 2014

      Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

      Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

    32. March 31, 2014

      Zhou Yongkang: Downfall of a patron

      Zhou’s network Oil Politics Security Money Zhou Yongkang was one of China’s most powerful men, building up patronage...

    33. March 19, 2014

      Sinopec’s capital raising highlights paradox of China’s SOEs

      Sinopec typifies China’s state-owned industrial sector: it is huge, sprawling and needs cash. Should investors pay heed...

    34. March 7, 2014

      Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

      The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

    35. February 23, 2014

      Baghdad bureaucracy stymies BP’s ambitions

      BP has a lot of plans for Rumaila, a huge oilfield in southern Iraq. But bureaucracy in Baghdad could put paid to them....

    36. February 23, 2014

      China closes net around former security chief

      China has placed two high-ranking officials under investigation in moves that appear to close the net more tightly...

    37. February 19, 2014

      Sinopec plans to open its China oil distribution networks

      China’s oil refining giant Sinopec plans to open its distribution networks to outside capital, in a move that could...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2014

      Guest post: Russia-China gas deal - maybe later

      By Leslie Palti-Guzman of Eurasia Group and Tatiana Mitrova of the Russian Academy of Sciences As the global market for...

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