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  • Battery factory explosion kills one person, injures three in South Korea

    21 January 2022

    An explosion and fire at a battery factory in the southern city of Cheongju, South Korea killed one person and injured three others on January 21. The blaze broke out following a small explosion, officials said. The facility was evacuated, however one person remained trapped inside and died before they could be rescued by firefighters....

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  • CNOOC releases 2022 strategic outlook

    19 January 2022

    CNOOC released its strategic outlook for 2022 on January 11. The state-owned energy company has set itself the net production target of 600-610 million barrels of oil equivalent in 2022, an increase of 5.3%-7% over the previous year. The total capital expenditure budget will reach 90 billion-100 billion yuan (£10.3bn-£11.5bn) while 13 new projects will also be put into production....

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  • China's first outdoor explosion-proof refuelling robot begins operating

    12 January 2022

    On December 29, the Lhasa Airport Express Oil Station in China's Tibet region welcomed the country's first high-altitude outdoor explosion-proof refuelling robot. The intelligent robot, developed by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is able to autonomously locate and open a fuel tank cap on a car before filling the vehicle with fuel....

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  • South Korean chemical giant to build $3.9 billion petrochemical complex in Indonesia

    10 January 2022

    South Korean chemical giant Lotte Chemical announced on January 7 that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indonesian government to build a large-scale petrochemical complex worth around $3.9 billion (£2.9b)....

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  • CNPC releases 2021 edition of ‘World and China Energy Outlook’ report

    10 January 2022

    On December 26, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) released the 2021 edition of World and China Energy Outlook report in Beijing. This is the sixth consecutive year that CNPC has released a medium and long-term outlook report about energy. For the first time, the report focuses on the goal of "carbon neutrality" in 2060 and discusses the trend and path of clean and low-carbon energy transformation in China and the world....

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Metal dust explosion kills one, injures six in Taiwan 04 January 2022

An explosion at an aerospace facility killed one person and injured six others in Taiwan on December 29. According to the website Taiwan English News, the blast happened at one of Taiwan’s key defence contractors....

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China’s first anti-typhoon floating offshore wind turbine connected to grid 16 December 2021

On December 7, China's first anti-typhoon floating offshore wind turbine was successfully connected to the grid for power generation at an offshore wind farm in Guangdong....

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Chemical plant explosion kills three in South Korea 14 December 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed three people on December 13. The incident happened at around 13:30 local time at a petrochemical manufacturing factory in the southern city of Yeosu....

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The first integrated energy station in China’s Greater Bay Area officially opens 13 December 2021

Sinopec announced on December 6 that the first integrated energy station in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has officially been put into operation. The ‘Sinopec Guangzhou Dongming third Road Integrated Energy Service Station’ integrates a number of energy supply services, such as refuelling, hydrogenation, charging, photovoltaic power generation, chain convenience, and automotive service....

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China's first LNG vessel refuelling station put into operation 25 November 2021

On November 20, China's first coastal LNG vessel refuelling station, which was built and operated by CNOOC Gas & Power Group, was officially put into operation....

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