Refining

Indonesia’s Balongan Refinery Shut Due to Fire

Indonesia’s Pertamina said March 29 that an incident has caused a fire at its Balongan refinery in the province of West Java, but the national oil company said its fuel supply was not affected. The fire occurred at Balongan refinery’s T-301G tank and the incident occurred at 12.45 am local …

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China Overtakes U.S. As World’s Largest Refiner

As the shift in oil demand from Covid-19 turned the tables of regional levels of fuel production and exports, China succeeded in overtaking the USA as the world’s biggest oil refiner in 2020. As China began to ramp up its refining capacity throughout the pandemic, the US Energy Information Administration …

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China’s Sinopec Sees Oil Product Demand Peak by 2025

China’s largest refiner, Sinopec, expects domestic demand for oil products to peak by 2025 due to COVID impacts and the rise of electric vehicles, Argus reported on Friday, citing Sinopec’s research think-tank as saying in its annual report. “China’s oil products will enter a final growth phase before peaking in …

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