China's oil output slump shows no signs of abating as the country's state-run energy giants hold back spending to cope with the crash in prices.
China's Big Three producers, led by PetroChina Co., have spent about half of their 2016 capital-expenditure targets in the first nine months of the year, according to operational data released last week by the companies. Their domestic crude output has slumped 6 percent over that period amid the cutbacks, Bloomberg calculations show. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., known as Sinopec, has seen the largest production declines and spent the least so far this year.
More from EnergyWatch
Ahead of Thursday’s long awaited meeting between EU’s energy ministers, the EU Commission still has yet to rubber-stamp any proposed solutions to the energy crisis. According to a commissioner, preparations are still underway for the meeting – and gas prices are in focus, according to documents leaked Wednesday.