In recent years, as Beijing has been expanding economic ties with Latin America, engagement with...
Sep 19, 2013
The New York Times’ Adam Nossiter reports that China is encountering resistance to oil deals...
Aug 21, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil haven’t stopped China...
Apr 4, 2008
From AP: French oil giant Total SA said Friday that a Chinese sovereign wealth fund has bought a large stake in the company for the first time. Analysts said the purchase points to China’s thirst for access to raw...
Aug 22, 2007
From China Security (Summer 2007): The expanding footprint in Africa of China’s national oil companies (NOCs) lies at the heart of concerns of many policy-makers and pundits in the United States and Europe. China’s deepening engagement with Africa is viewed as an erosion of their own interests and influence on the continent. The conventional wisdom […]
Jan 1, 2007
From AP via The New York Times: China, which is aggressively seeking overseas energy assets to run its booming economy, said Sunday that one of its biggest conglomerates had bought the Kazakhstan oil assets of a Canadian company for $1.91 billion. The CITIC Group of China bought the oil assets of the Nations Energy Company […]
May 21, 2006
From OhmyNews International (link): Nigeria gave four of 17 drilling licenses to China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) on May 19. The deal cements an agreement made last month during a visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao. China will explore two areas in the restive, oil-producing Niger Delta and two areas in the Chad basin, where […]
Apr 30, 2006
From the Washington Post (link): Militants in Nigeria‘s volatile oil-producing region detonated a car bomb late Saturday and issued a warning that investors and officials from China would be “treated as thieves” and targeted in future attacks. The threat came as Chinese President Hu Jintao returned home from a week-long tour of Africa in which […]
Feb 17, 2006
From Reuters, via the Washington Post: China and Iran could sign a multi-billion dollar agreement on developing a major oilfield in Iran as early as next month, the semi-official Caijing Magazine said on its Web site. The magazine cited Mu Shuling, an executive at Sinopec Corp. <0386.HK>, as saying a delegation of the National Development […]
Feb 7, 2006
From The Financial Times, via The China Daily: The Bush administration on Tuesday said efforts by Chinese companies to buy international energy assets were not economically damaging to the US, dismissing growing concern among Washington lawmakers that China is hoarding global energy supplies. Although a study by the department of energy warned that efforts by […]
Feb 5, 2006
From the AP, via the Houston Chronicle: Just days before a Chinese firm announced a $2.3 billion investment in a Nigerian oil field last month, President Hu Jintao warned that China has to rein in surging energy use that has made it one of the world’s biggest oil importers. The announcements underlined the dual tracks […]
Jan 11, 2006
From the Mail and Guardian: China’s $2.3-billion Nigerian oil venture is a major step forward for the energy ravenous country as it seeks to power its fast-growing economy but analysts said on Tuesday the race was just heating up. China National Overseas Oil Corp (CNOOC)’s purchase of a 45% stake in the Akpo field off […]
Jan 10, 2006
From Reuters: Shares in China’s top offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC Ltd. leapt more than 4 percent on Tuesday as investors cheered the acquisitive firm’s planned $2.3 billion purchase of a stake in a Nigerian field. Analysts said the company’s largest-ever overseas acquisition was fairly priced and would help CNOOC gain valuable experience in […]
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