China’s oil giants to splurge most in five years


China’s oil giants aim to spend the most in five years in pursuit of higher energy output. But unlike global rivals investing in top-tier assets, the state-owned producers are trying to boost supply from fields that are either old and high-cost or new and challenging.

Oil & Gas

Sinopec sees profits jump


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. said profits during the first quarter of this year are expected to more than double on higher crude prices and stable demand, bolstering plans by the world’s biggest oil refiner to raise spending for the first time in four years.