Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Stock Exchange of Hong Kong  >  CNOOC Ltd    0883   HK0883013259

CNOOC LTD (0883)
My previous session
Most popular
News SummaryMost relevantAll newsOfficial PublicationsSector newsTweets

CNOOC : China's state oil refiners seek higher Q4 fuel export quotas as margins surge - sources

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
08/31/2017 | 01:29pm CEST
Site of an oil field is seen at sunset in Karamay

BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's state-owned oil refiners are seeking extra oil-product export quotas for the fourth quarter to reap higher overseas profits and offload surplus supplies, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Chinese state refiners submitted their requests to the Ministry of Commerce two weeks ago, asking for extra quotas because some of them have used most of their allocated volumes in August, the sources said.

"We are requesting quotas to export more jet fuel and gasoline to meet demand in other parts of Asia," said one of the sources, an official from a state refiner, who declined to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

A ramp-up in Chinese fuel exports would be timely because of the opening of an arbitrage window to ship jet fuel from Asia to the United States in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The storm has shut a fifth of U.S. oil refining capacity, triggering worries about a fuel supply crunch.

Refinery outages in the United States could provide export opportunities even as U.S. inventories remain high, said another of the sources, an official with a state refiner.

The sources said that they are likely to receive the extra quotas, but they did not disclose their requested volumes. The Ministry of Commerce will issue the fourth-quarter quotas next month.

China's overall fuel exports <C-FUEXP> during the January to July period are already 8.5 percent higher than the same period in 2016 at 28.25 million tonnes, the country's General Administration of Customs has reported. Combined exports of products subjected to quotas -- gasoline, diesel and jet fuel -- were up 9 percent at 22.24 million tonnes.

The extra quotas could spur higher crude demand in the world's largest importer as the extra fourth-quarter allocation is filled.

(To view a graphic on 'China oil products exports' click http://reut.rs/2iHiRm5)

Beijing has granted 32.365 million tonnes of fuel export quotas this year to state-owned companies China National Petroleum Corp, Sinopec Corp, China National Offshore Oil Corp and Sinochem Group.

"Gasoline and diesel exports have enjoyed good margins recently. That's why companies hope to ship out more," a Beijing-based oil products trader said.

The gasoline crack spread <GL92-SIN-CRK> spiked to $15.63 a barrel as of Thursday, up from $8.56 on July 3. The diesel crack <GOSGCKMc1> has shot up to $15.76 from $12.46 on Aug. 22.

China controls export quotas every quarter to ensure sufficient fuel supplies for domestic needs.

Beijing tightened export volumes this year after the companies did not use all of last year's allocation and because of environmental concerns, trade sources said.

The government is also set to keep in place a ban on fuel exports from independent refineries.

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu in BEIJING, Florence Tan and Jessica Jaganathan in SINGAPORE; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and David Goodman)

By Chen Aizhu and Florence Tan

Stocks treated in this article : CNOOC Ltd, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP 0.87% 6.95 End-of-day quote.13.38%
CNOOC LTD -3.68% 14.14 End-of-day quote.26.02%
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
Latest news on CNOOC LTD
09/20CNOOC : Starts Production at Penglai Oilfield Offshore China
09/20CNOOC : s Penglai project begins production in the Bohai Sea
09/20CNOOC : Starts New Oil Production at Penglai Field
09/19CNOOC : Commences Production at the Penglai 19-3 Oilfield
09/14China's Sinopec plans to build Canadian oil refinery
09/06Uganda's national oil firm, China's CNOOC sign exploration deal
09/06CNOOC LTD : Ex-dividend day for interim dividend
09/05CNOOC : Monthly Return of Equity Issuer on Movement...
09/03CNOOC : Interim Report 2018
08/30EXXONMOBIL : Ninth Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana at Hammerhead-1 Well
More news
News from SeekingAlpha
09/20CNOOC : Penglai Field Shows Growth Potential 
09/20Cnooc sells access to LNG terminal as China opens up energy market 
09/19CNOOC starts production at Penglai 19-3 oil field 
09/0811 Energy 'Safer' Dividend WallStars Deliver 17%-82% September Target Gains 
09/06Cnooc, Uganda's national oil firm sign oil exploration deal 
Financials (CNY)
Sales 2018 228 B
EBIT 2018 81 899 M
Net income 2018 55 674 M
Debt 2018 101 B
Yield 2018 4,80%
P/E ratio 2018 9,98
P/E ratio 2019 9,22
EV / Sales 2018 2,87x
EV / Sales 2019 2,69x
Capitalization 551 B
Duration : Period :
CNOOC Ltd Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends CNOOC LTD
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 20
Average target price 14,1  CNY
Spread / Average Target 14%
EPS Revisions
Guang Yu Yuan Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Ke Qiang Xu President & Executive Director
Hua Yang Chairman
Wei Zhi Xie Chief Financial Officer
Sung Hong Chiu Independent Non-Executive Director
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
CNOOC LTD26.02%80 379
EOG RESOURCES10.47%69 191