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June 2022
In December 2021, China and Indonesia had a standoff over E&P in the southern South China Sea that involved unequivocal politico-military intimidation. While China has done this to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan, this was a first for Indonesia.
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March 11, 2022
Saudi Arabia is strengthening energy ties with China, as the oil producer Aramco agreed to build a multi-billion dollar refining and chemicals project.
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March 08, 2022
The world and energy market are at a point in history, as important as the end of both world wars, and that was true before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe.
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February 2022
The year 2021 witnessed unprecedented development in the energy markets. Such events were contrary to conventional wisdom and have ramifications for the oil markets, for years to come.
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February 2022
Every region will post an increase, led by the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the FSU. Offshore activity will grow at about the same pace as onshore drilling.
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January 18, 2022
China’s overseas shipments of fuels fell for a second year as Beijing tightened export quotas, in part to ensure sufficient domestic supply.
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January 11, 2022
China doubled down on imports of Iranian and Venezuelan crude in 2021, taking the most from the U.S.-sanctioned regimes in three years, as refiners brushed off the risk of penalties to scoop up cheap oil.
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January 04, 2022
China slashed its fuel export quota by more than half in the first batch of allocations for 2022, highlighting the nation’s strategy of progressively limiting overseas sales.
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November 18, 2021
China is releasing some oil from its strategic reserves days after the U.S. invited it to participate in a joint sale, suggesting the world’s two biggest oil consumers are willing to work together to keep a lid on energy costs.
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November 17, 2021
Oil tumbled to the lowest in nearly six weeks as investors considered the prospect of a release of crude supplies from strategic reserves.
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November 17, 2021
President Joe Biden has been weighing the merits of releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to try to quell gasoline prices. A release by China was raised by the U.S. during this week’s virtual summit with President Xi Jinping, the South China Morning Post reported, citing an unidentified person.
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November 03, 2021
The UK, the U.S. and 18 other nations are signing a joint statement committing to end funding for foreign oil, gas and coal projects by the end of next year, while prioritizing support for clean energy, according to people familiar with the matter.
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November 01, 2021
China may be forced to start buying crude at elevated prices to replenish its thinning crude stockpiles, adding more pressure to a nation that’s facing energy shortages and seeking to avert a diesel crisis.
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October 25, 2021
A weather phenomenon that typically delivers harsher winters is on the way and expected to add to Asia’s energy crisis.
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October 22, 2021
China aims to have non-fossil energy consumption exceed 80% of its total mix by 2060, when the world’s second-biggest economy plans to be carbon neutral, according to guidelines published by the official Xinhua News Agency.
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October 12, 2021
China’s widening power crisis, which has forced rationing across the country and threatens to derail economic growth, is prompting policy makers to rethink the pace of the nation’s energy transition.
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October 01, 2021
Qatar ordered four new liquefied natural gas tankers worth more than 2.8 billion rials ($762 million) from a Chinese shipbuilder, as demand for the fuel booms.
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September 30, 2021
China’s central government officials ordered the country’s top state-owned energy companies -- from coal to electricity and oil -- to secure supplies for this winter at all costs, according to people familiar with the matter.
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September 20, 2021
Oil resumed declines amid growing concerns over the health of China’s economy that have triggered massive losses in equities.
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September 15, 2021
China’s first auction of oil from its strategic reserves looks relatively paltry, but the possibility of further releases is still likely to exert a powerful influence on global crude prices.
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September 09, 2021
China made an unprecedented intervention in the global oil market, releasing crude from its strategic reserve for the first time with the explicit aim of lowering prices.
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