September 2011

Special Report: Refining Developments

A perspective on China’s refining industry

Statistics show how this nation has progressed from 2006 to present day

Li, X., Ren, W., Zhu, Q., Ren, J., Petrochemical Research Institute, PetroChina

Great progress has been made in China’s refining industry in recent years. Refining capacity and oil production have increased substantially, but challenges still remain. Obstacles facing China’s hydrocarbon processing industry include a tight petroleum supply, stringent product specifications, energy conservation trends, and government directed pollution reduction efforts. Current situation. With the fast development of its national economy, China’s refining industry, as the country’s pillar industry of energy and raw material, has made great progress and plays an important role in the national economic and social development. Also, its station in the world’s r

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