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Don't Make People Feel Stupid. Drop the Jargon!
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Industry jargon and three-letter acronyms have their place, but they can also prevent you from selling a message effectively to others.
World's Top LNG Buyers Form Alliance to Push for Flexible Contracts
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows.
CNPC Sees Fourth Leg Of Shaanxi-Beijing Pipeline Operational In October
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) China National Petroleum Corp expects the fourth leg of the Shaanxi to Beijing pipeline to be operational in October.
China Feb Gasoline Exports Jump to 2nd-highest on Record, Imports Plunge
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) China's gasoline exports in February climbed to their second-highest monthly level on record as refiners increasingly turn to exports to Asian markets to drain a domestic supply glut that almost wiped out imports altogether.
Petrochina's Head Of Crude Oil Trading Resigns, Replaced By Deputy
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) The head of crude oil trading at Chinese state energy giant PetroChina has resigned after 20 years with the company.
Saudi Arabia Spends Money to Make Money in Foreign Investment Drive
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Most of the big deals were in refining and petrochemicals, not the new industries Riyadh hopes to develop.
Beset By Delays, Myanmar-China Oil Pipeline Nears Start-Up
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 480 miles across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up.
China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea
(Monday, March 20, 2017) Chinese authorities rescue 13 people from oil tanker Xinglongzhou 569 that caught fire after a suspected explosion around 5pm on Sunday in the East China Sea.
Saudi King's Asia Tour Trumpets Aramco's Moves Downstream
(Monday, March 20, 2017) Saudi King Salman's lavish tour of Asia, arriving in each country on a golden escalator with 400 tonnes of luggage, had a hardnosed marketing mission.
Beijing, Saudi Arabia Agree to More Oil Cooperation, Exports to China
(Monday, March 20, 2017) The world's largest oil exporter has been looking to cement ties with the world's second-largest economy.
Saudis Study $65 Billion in China Investments During King's Trip
(Thursday, March 16, 2017) Amin Nasser, chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, signed a memorandum of understanding with China North Industries Group Corp. on Thursday to explore downstream oil opportunities.
New Pertamina Chief To Focus On Transparency, Energy Security
(Thursday, March 16, 2017) The new head of Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina said he would focus on improving transparency and communications at the country's biggest company.
Sinopec Starts Operation Of Crude Oil Pipeline In South China
(Tuesday, March 14, 2017) China Petroleum and Chemical Corp starts operating a major crude oil pipeline that connects eastern Jiangsu province with refineries in south China, the company says.
Japan's Toyota to Look at Saudi Production as Countries Seek Closer Ties
(Tuesday, March 14, 2017) Saudi Aramco and Japan's biggest oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy also agreed to consider a refinery joint venture in a third country and cooperation in trading and technology of oil and petrochemical products.
Russia's Gazprom Delays Baltic, Sakhalin LNG Projects
(Monday, March 13, 2017) The delays could disrupt Russia's plans to carve out a bigger share of the global LNG market, where it aims to triple its market share of less than 5 percent by 2035.
China's CEFC Courts 'Teapots' for First Domestic Refinery Acquisition
(Friday, March 10, 2017) Privately-run conglomerate CEFC China Energy has approached several independent Chinese oil processors seeking to acquire its first domestic refinery operation, its next move towards becoming a global integrated oil player.
Sinopec to Boost Fine Chemicals Investment at Maoming Refining Hub -Exec
(Thursday, March 09, 2017) Sinopec Corp plans to boost investment in fine chemicals at its Maoming-Zhanjiang refining base in southern China alongside partners like Germany's BASF, a senior executive said in an interview on Thursday.
China's Feb Crude Oil Imports Hit Second Highest on Record
(Wednesday, March 08, 2017) China's crude oil imports rose to the second-highest level on record in February, as strong demand from independent "teapot" refiners continues to drive growth.
Southeast Asia's Oil, Gas Sector is Positioned for Growth
(Monday, March 06, 2017) With forecasts of FIDs and opportunities for decommissioning jobs in coming years, Southeast Asia can forge ahead as the oil and gas industry recovers from the downturn.
Floating LNG Production Bows Out As US Exports Roil Market
(Monday, March 06, 2017) FLNG projects have been firmly relegated to the backburner as global gas producers seek cheaper ways to compete with a surge in US shale supplies and slumping prices.