Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

The Hongyanhe nuclear power station, the first nuclear power plant and largest energy project in northeast China, started operation on Sunday afternoon. The plant’s first unit went into operation at 3:09 p.m., said Yang Xiaofeng, general manager of Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. Construction on the first phase of the project, which features four […]

North China oilfield to resume operation after leak

The Penglai 19-3 oilfield, which experienced a severe oil leak in 2011, has been given official permission to resume operations, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). The SOA said in a Saturday statement that the oilfield, jointly owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) and the Chinese subsidiary of U.S. oil giant […]

China to develop sustainable marine fishery

The Chinese government has made new plans to tap the nation’s marine resources in a more sustainable manner to stimulate economies in coastal areas and better protect maritime interests. The State Council, or China’s cabinet, issued a set of guidelines to boost the country’s marine fishing industry following an executive meeting presided over by Chinese […]

China strives to reduce air pollutants

China will make more efforts to reduce PM 2.5 pollutants, as well as other pollutants, a government official said Tuesday. A national obligatory target will be set to limit PM 2.5 emission, which is a fine particulate matter measuring 2.5 microns or less in diameter, and monitoring and assessing measures will be introduced, Vice Minister […]

Rain, snow to sweep central, east China

Rain and snow will sweep most of central and east China in the coming three days, accompanied by temperature drops, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Sunday. Affected by a cold front, Inner Mongolia, some parts of northeast and north China, as well as regions along the Yellow and Huai rivers, will see temperature […]

Sinopec to sell cleaner gasoline in 2014

Sinopec Corp., Asia’s biggest oil refiner, has said it is upgrading desulphurization facilities and will supply cleaner oil products from 2014 over public concerns about oil quality.p Sinopec said in statement on Friday that it will build upgraded desulphurization facilities in 12 refineries by the end of 2013 and will sell oil products that meet […]

China’s petrochemical output up in 2012

China’s petrochemical industry saw steady growth in total output in 2012, but profits dropped from a year earlier due to weak demand, the country’s top economic planner said Saturday. The total output of the petrochemical industry rose 12.9 percent year on year to 10.86 trillion yuan (1.73 trillion U.S. dollars) last year, the National Development […]

China’s reliance on oil-gas imports growing

China is increasingly reliant on oil-gas imports and the country faces severe challenges in meeting its energy demands, a report released by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) showed Wednesday. In 2012, China’s net oil imports amounted to 284 million tonnes, which means the country is 58 percent reliant on foreign supplies in this area, up […]

China clarifies stance on exploiting Yarlung Zangbo River

China has clarified its stance on exploiting the Yarlung Zangbo River, saying it takes a responsible attitude to using cross-border water resources. At a daily press briefing Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments when responding to a question on the issue. Media reports have said China plans to build three hydropower stations […]

China’s cabinet approves energy consumption control target

The State Council, or China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday approved an energy consumption control target, part of the country’s efforts to correct overuse and foster greener growth. The government aims to keep total energy consumption below 4 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent by 2015, with electricity consumption below 6.15 trillion kilowatt hours, according to a […]