New China Petroleum Annual Report: Understand the shifting landscape in the country’s oil industry

19 January 2015

ICIS, a leading provider of market intelligence, has launched its latest review of China’s rapidly evolving oil industry. Renowned for unrivalled insights into the world’s second-largest oil consuming country, the ICIS China Petroleum Annual Report is a must-read for international market players.

China’s oil industry will rebound in 2015 from the lowest growth this century, the newly launched ICIS Annual Report predicts. But rising demand will not necessarily be enough to pull some parts of the country’s struggling refining industry out of trouble, and international market participants hoping that Chinese demand will rescue falling oil prices are likely to be disappointed.

The report forecasts that this year will see a jump in China’s oil demand growth to 4.1% over the next 12 months, a major leap upwards from 2014’s 1.1% growth. Surging imports of petrochemicals feedstocks naphtha and LPG look set to be the primary drivers of this growth, however, with demand for automotive and industrial fuels still in the doldrums. Indeed ICIS forecasts exports of gasoil will continue to grow, as China shifts its development focus to urbanisation (avoiding, for now, the use of diesel cars) and the country’s service industries.

 This authoritative 160-page report comes at a crucial time for those participating in what has been recognised as ‘an industry in the re-making'

The ICIS China Petroleum Annual Report offers a fundamental review of recent developments, including government policies, the shifting supply/demand balance, trading patterns and China’s growing refinery industry. It also provides key insights into why 2014’s low point occurred. Providing expert analysis of the industry’s landscape, it’s an essential resource for international players seeking to understand the complex Chinese markets.

Despite the tough market conditions of late, 2015 holds promise for investors, financiers and traders with the right market intelligence. This cutting edge report provides an accurate market outlook up to 2019, helping industry players gain first-mover advantage when positioning themselves for the anticipated recovery and new opportunities.

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An Industry in the Re-Making: ICIS China Petroleum Annual Report

A must-have publication for international players, which offers a comprehensive review and outlook for China’s petroleum industry.

The China Petroleum Annual Report provides:

  • Supply/demand data and analysis up to 2019 for gasoline, naphtha, gasoil, kerosene and jet fuel
  • Detailed analysis of domestic crude production, plus a breakdown of import sources and trends
  • A review of China’s complex refining industry (state-run and independent refineries)
  • A comparison between regional and international markets
  • A look into logistics and infrastructures

The report also includes a host of special features on key government initiatives and hot topics in the Chinese petroleum industry today.

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