PetroChina to seek additional environmental approval for part of new refinery

Date of Release: 
Sep 2 2015

BEIJING, Sept 2 (Reuters) - PetroChina will obey a ruling from the country's environmental watchdog ordering the state energy giant to halt construction of part of a new large refinery in southwestern China, a company official said on Wednesday.

PetroChina, the country's top oil and gas producer and second-largest refiner, has been fined for violating environmental assessment rules at a 200,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery project in the province of Yunnan.

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