Taming the Chinese Dragon & Asian Butterfly: Can Russia Compete in Asian Gas Markets?

Not only has Russian President Vladimir Putin showed his true political colors in recent years after befriending and apparently hoodwinking an unsuspecting George W. Bush during Bush’s first term in office, when Russia needed American aid, but his obvious stratagems to return Russia to former pre-Soviet collapse glory, and anti-American zeal, is playing out in the UN and around the world. But his ambitions ...

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China’s Refineries Create Worldwide Glut While Independents Buck Beijing’s Control

In its most recent analysis of China’s oil and gas industry, updated in April, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) said that China’s installed crude refining capacity is over 11 million barrels per day (bbl/d), doubling since 2000, while its goal is to augment crude oil refining capacity by around 3 million bbl/d to reach 14 million bbl/d by 2015, the end of the country’s 12th Five Year Plan. ...

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United States and China Oil Consumption and Imports: A Tale of Two Very Different Countries

For more than a decade China has been making headlines in energy news, always at the superlative degree and always as the emerging superpower comparable to the US, the reigning super power. Despite US involvement in two wars and reducing dependence on foreign oil imports thanks to a domestic renaissance of its oil and gas industry, it is the impact of China that is prominent on the world news stage. ...

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China to Surpass US as Biggest Oil Importer

China in October will become the world’s largest importer of crude oil, surpassing the U.S. for the first time as the Asian giant’s rising consumer class of drivers grows increasingly thirsty for fuel, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. ...

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