oil diplomacy



China Extends Influence in Afghanistan

In Foreign Policy, Alexander Benard and Eli Sugarman write about how Chinese state-owned oil company CNPC won the rights to develop several oil fields in Afghanistan, and how a U.S. Defense Department task force oversaw a tender...

China Spends Billions In A Global Spree For Oil

NPR looks at China’s efforts to buy up oil and other energy resources around the world, even from governments that are shunned by most countries: Philip Andrews-Speed, an energy expert at the University of Dundee in...

Africa Pressures China’s Oil Deals

The Wall Street Journal reports on China’s increasingly difficult efforts to secure oil deals in African countries: On Tuesday, Nigeria’s oil minister and a presidential spokesman said state-owned China National...

China Strengthens Presence in Kazakhstan

The Hindu reports: In recent weeks, China has significantly expanded its economic presence in the energy-rich Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, where a number of countries including India and the United States have in the past...

Tuesday Map: China’s Oil Empire

Foreign Policy reposts a map created by China’s Economic Observer showing China’s big oil companies’ (CNOOC, CNPC, and Sinopec) interests across the globe. As Foreign Policy points out, Sudan is notable absent...

Venezuela, China to Build Refineries, Boost Sales

From Bloomberg: Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter, and China plan to build refineries and boost oil shipments, said President Hugo Chavez, who is seeking to lessen dependence on the U.S. The countries will...

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