China Oil & Refinery Market Intelligence Solution

A trusted source for China oil and refining data, fundamentals and forecast

As the world’s second largest oil consumer, China remains a key market of interest to global players. In the rapidly evolving oil & refinery industry, you need access to data and analysis to make better informed commercial and business decisions.The ICIS China Oil & Refinery Market Intelligence Solution gives you access to all of the following:

  • Domestic and import prices for gasoil, gasoline, jet fuel and crude oil
  • Daily coverage of independent refinery turnaround schedule, feedstock purchases and operating rates
  • Integrated supply and demand data and forecasts for up to 5 years ahead
  • Import and domestic prices and margins from midstream to downstream markets
  • Independent refineries’ inventory levels
  • Impact analysis of changes in domestic policies
  • Refinery profitability analysis and outlook

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Why choose the ICIS China Oil and Refinery solution?

ICIS covers the entire market intelligence lifecycle, including the current market, what is likely to happen next, plus information need to plan for the long term.

Short-term market analysis to guide your daily business


We provide daily and weekly reports to give you the latest price assessments, plus key market information for China’s oil and petroleum markets. Use ICIS reports to understand price drivers, negotiate with confidence and plan your short-term business decision-making.

  • Domestic and import spot prices for gasoil, gasoline, jet fuel and crude
  • Commentary on policy changes and market developments
  • Key fundamental data indicators – stock and amrgins
  • Refinery turnaround schedules and shipping fixtures
  • A detailed data file which includes all of the raw data from the weekly report

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Further transparency of China’s refinery sector


Keeping up with China’s fast-moving refinery sector is challenging for many. ICIS helps you with our unique refinery solution:

China Independent Refinery Report

Available in PDF and Excel data files, this monthly report gives you all of the following:

  • Crude imports and quotas of independent refineries by specification and refiner
  • Crude inventories
  • Shipment arrival information including volume, date, receiver and arrival ports
  • Output, inventory of major independent refineries
  • Operating rates and refinery turnarounds

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China Refinery Operations Data Report

Available as a data Excel file, this monthly report gives you access to:

  • Refinery turnaround schedules covering the major state-run refineries
  • Throughput lost and updates on throughput plans in China
  • Updates on capacity expansion and analysis on potential feedstock specifications
  • Monthly operating rates
  • Production margin for imported and domestic feedstock

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China Refinery Operating Analysis

Accessible as a Tableau-enabled file, this monthly analysis supports you with insightful data visualisation of:

  • Refinery capacity
  • China major refineries’ crude throughput
  • Refinery capacity expansions and secondary units projects
  • 46 major refineries’ run rates
  • Refinery turnaround schedule
  • Throughput loss
  • Refining margins
  • SPR and commercial storage

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Additional tools and services to contextualise data and analytics

  • Webinars and white papers explaining the mechanics of the Chinese gas markets
  • Detailed training and workshops run by our gas market experts
  • Refinery configuration tools and maps showing refinery capacities at a glance

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The unique ICIS Oil & Refinery Market Intelligence Solution

Trading companies can be assured that:

  • You are always on top of real-time market changes as they occur
  • You can pull on the deepest, granular level of data to support daily decisions
  • You can clearly see the quarterly supply and demand fluctuations ahead
  • You are fully aware of how policy changes will impact business dynamics
  • You can quickly identify and prioritise new opportunities from China’s import activities

Integrated energy companies are guaranteed that:

  • You can access robust evidence to support your decisions and plans
  • You can utilise competitive intelligence to respond quickly and minimise risk
  • You can make operating plans for the next 1-5 years to match market forecasts
  • You can identify potential new growth segments and new markets for the next 5-25 years
  • You are kept fully informed on policy changes and their potential impact
  • You can navigate the supply and demand fluctuations ahead

Finance / Investment

How does one of the biggest global investment banks track and build knowledge in China’s energy market?

China’s energy market can be particularly difficult to navigate. We asked one of the largest investment banks in the world about how they overcome the challenges associated with the lack of trusted and consistent information and data sources. Their answer was ICIS China Energy Solution.

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