September 10, 2010

China to Add 3 Million Barrels/Day Oil Refining Capacity

China National Petroleum Corp., the parent of PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) aims to complete a 200,000 barrels per day capacity oil refinery in Kunming by 2013. The refinery will process crude delivered by the Burma (Myanmar) to Chongqing pipeline currently under construction. When complete it will give 400,000 barrels per day to feed the growing cities of Yunnan Province and in particular independent megalopolis Chongqing. A gas pipeline is also under construction through Burma to Yunnan with terminus in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that will deliver 12 billion cubic meters of gas. Completion dates for the pipelines are not known at this time but all told China plans to finish refining capacity for an additional 3 million barrels per day in the next 5 years....

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