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  1. 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 refinery in...

  2. June 27, 2014

    Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

    In defiance of US sanctions, one man was for two decades the linchpin of China’s oil dealings with Iran: a hard-drinking...

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  1. Gas Industry 2013

    Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
  2. Canadian Energy 2012

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  1. June 26, 2014

    Reliance Industries: love and hate

    Energy companies in emerging markets are hostage to their governments. You hate that; everyone hates that. Investors pay...

  2. 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 funds...

  3. April 22, 2014

    CNPC launches project to lift oil production in China’s northeast

    CNPC is trying a new tack on old oilfields in northeast China, as its largest oil company tries to stem declining production...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Sinopec in $1.2bn deal with Lukoil as China moves deeper into Central Asia

    Lukoil has agreed to sell its stake in several oil projects in Kazakhstan to Sinopec for $1.2bn, in the latest of a string...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    SOE this is what passes for reform?

    When is reform of a Chinese state-owned enterprise not reform at all? When it’s not going to create value. Arguably, for...

  6. 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...

  7. April 1, 2014

    Venezuela finance minister Rodolfo Marco Torres on charm offensive

    Venezuela’s new finance minister is on a marketing drive to convince investors that all is well in his country’s socialist...

  8. March 28, 2014

    Week in Review, March 29

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Lachlan Murdoch favourite to take over empire The...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2014

    SOE you think you can reform? Citic edition

    SOE reform in China is apparently not like porn. Thursday’s case — Citic Group. From the FT: Shares in Citic Pacific, the...

  10. March 26, 2014

    China sends troubleshooter to handle MH370 fallout

    In a sign of Beijing’s anxiety over the fallout from the disappearance of flight MH370 it has drafted in an official with a...

  11. March 24, 2014

    Sinopec speeds up shale gas development

    Chinese oil company Sinopec will put its first shale gasfield into commercial operation sooner than expected, aiming for...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Sanctions hit Russian shares and rouble | Legal experts warn that European and US companies who do business...

  13. March 20, 2014

    Ineos caught in Chinese intellectual property web

    British petrochemicals group Ineos will have an uphill battle attempting to enforce its intellectual property rights claims...

  14. March 20, 2014

    Ineos pits itself against Sinopec in intellectual property claim

    Ineos has set itself on a collision course with Sinopec by claiming that the state-controlled Chinese petrochemicals group...

  15. March 20, 2014

    Ratcliffe’s Chinese IPR fight betokens a rapprochement

    Towering chemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe cannot be accused of picking fights with littler adversaries. His latest beef is...

  16. 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 now...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at some of the reaction to events in the Ukraine. Cardiff finds that...

  18. March 3, 2014

    China’s Sinopec suffers second explosion

    A lunchtime gas explosion at a Sinopec-owned cafeteria in southern China has killed one employee and injured 24 others, in...

  19. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Chinese brand equity makes for stock hits

    Chinese brands may not yet be world beaters, but it looks as though they are making waves among stock pickers. Research from...

  20. February 21, 2014

    Trafigura buys into China copper smelter Jinchuan Group

    Trafigura, the commodities trading house, will take a minority stake in a new copper smelter in southern China, marking only...

  21. 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 loosen...

  22. February 16, 2014

    Sudan proxy war hits Wall Street roadblock

    Shaken by evidence of human rights abuses in Sudan, US pensions and endowments began divesting from companies linked to the...

  23. January 13, 2014

    Chinese government reprimands Sinopec over pipeline explosion

    Sinopec has become the first Chinese state owned company to be publicly reprimanded following an accident that killed dozens...

  24. January 7, 2014

    Oil and gas: A new frontier

    Last month, Weir Group held its first ever Christmas party for contacts in the Chinese oil and gas industry. It was not a...

  25. November 26, 2013

    Sinopec staff detained after fatal Chinese oil blast

    Seven employees of China’s second-largest oil company have been detained and the company has been sharply rebuked after a...

  26. November 23, 2013

    Sinopec chairman apologises for oil explosion

    The head of China’s second-largest oil company apologised on Saturday for a crude oil explosion that killed at least 47...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    November 22, 2013

    Sinopec pipeline explosion

    China Daily/Reuters A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline...

  28. November 18, 2013

    China: Make plenum-ade

    “Any price that can be affected by the market must be left to the market . . .” Hardly as snappy as Deng Xiaoping’s black or...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Indonesia growth slows to 4-year low * Sinopec falls into line with market push * Condom company Karex soars on debut *...

  30. November 6, 2013

    Sinopec acts to boost China stocks ahead of plenum

    Sinopec has become the latest state-backed entity to take steps aimed at boosting China’s flagging stock market, ahead of an...

  31. October 29, 2013

    PetroChina and Sinopec struggle to contain upstream costs

    China oil majors PetroChina and Sinopec are still struggling to contain upstream costs, quarterly results released on...

  32. October 25, 2013

    Sinopec seeks partners in Canada shale gas projects

    Sinopec has decided to sell part of its share in two shale gas projects in Canada, in the first international asset sale by...

  33. October 22, 2013

    Petrobras: first among equals

    How the might-have-beens have fallen. The “auction” for the right to develop Brazil’s Libra oilfield turned out to be no...

  34. October 10, 2013

    Sinopec raises €550m from euro bond sale

    Sinopec has become the second Chinese state-owned company to raise money in the euro bond market, signalling a shift in...

  35. October 6, 2013

    Temasek and Sinopec bid for Repsol stake in Gas Natural

    Temasek and Sinopec have both approached Repsol over buying its €4.7bn stake in Gas Natural as the Spanish oil company seeks...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Venezuela-China: petro-amigos

    Even after Venezuelan officials angrily denounced the US late Thursday for allegedly denying their president clearance to...

  37. September 12, 2013

    Banks lead China stocks resurgence

    For hedge fund managers shorting Chinese financials, the past few weeks have been tough. China’s bank stocks are back in...

  38. September 8, 2013

    China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

    When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

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