New ICIS report highlights opportunities arising from China’s flourishing petroleum trade

19 June 2014

Market intelligence provider, ICIS, has published a new report that offers a detailed assessment of the availability of oil terminals in China’s east coast as well as other coastal areas in the country where petroleum trading is active. The report addresses the need for more information on the availability of oil terminals in the country for domestic and international market players seeking investment, storage, rental or purchase opportunities.

Petroleum trading is set to flourish in China in the short- to-mid term. The government is loosening regulations constraining petroleum imports and exports. A new futures trading platform for oil and petroleum products is also due to be launched. Both developments will further increase activity. Market players are therefore actively seeking storage facilities and commercial terminals.

This report reveals key information on the availability of commercial oil terminals and jetties in China’s coastal areas, where petroleum trading is most prevalent. The structure, distribution, characteristics and supply-demand situation are assessed in the report on the basis of regional petroleum imports, exports and demand.

With over 30 years in the industry and an established team of locally-based market experts backed up by a global analytical team, ICIS is recognised domestically and internationally as the leading source of market information for China. 

Subscribers will gain enhanced understanding of the current status of the market and regulations as well as insights into the supply-demand balance of oil terminals in key regions. Importantly, it will enable you to identify where new opportunities exist to build, buy or rent storage capacity.

About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

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Data on over 300 commercial oil terminals in China

The ICIS China Commercial Oil Terminals Research offers invaluable insight for domestic and international market players seeking investment, storage, rental or purchase opportunities.     

What’s included in the ICIS China Commercial Oil Terminals Research?

  • Detailed capacity and attached jetty data for more than 300 commercial terminals, plus 100 under construction.
  • Coverage of all active areas: Bohai Bay, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta.
  • Storage and logistics 5-year forecast for crude, gasoil, gasoline and fuel oil.
  • Commercial and national strategies for storing terminals with forecasts up to 2018.
  • Supply-demand analysis and bonded terminals forecast.


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