SPECIAL REPORT: Capacity, complexity expansions characterize China's refining industry past, present, future

PetroChina's Lanzhou refinery has since 2008 raised its charge capacity to 320,000 b/d from 210,000 b/d and will likely expand further to 400,000 b/d in the 12th Year Plan. Photo from CNPC.Kang WuEast-West CenterHonoluluChina currently has the world's second largest refining sector behind the US. After decades of development, its refining industry has expanded spectacularly, with crude distillation capacity rising to 7.1 million b/d in 2005 from 2.1 million b/d in 1985 and has finally exceeded 11 million b/d since mid-2010.Capacity; playersChina's total refining capacity data are not all reliable. The main reason is the thorny issue of locally owned refineries, dubbed "teapot refiner...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected