SHANGHAI, Oct. 24 (SMM) -
CNPC, SINOPEC Refining Projects Suspended for Missing Emission Cut Targets
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC), China’s state-owned oil giants, have drawn harsh criticism from China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) for failing to fulfill emission or pollutant cut targets for 2012. The MEP said it halted all environmental impact approvals for construction of refineries and chemical plants by the two companies as well as overhaul and expansion projects, except for those that aim at upgrading oil quality and reducing emissions.
China’s Hunan Province Establishes Energy-Saving Service Industry Union
The Hunan Energy-Saving Service Industry Union was recently established in the province’s capital city of Changsha. This is China’s first comprehensive energy-saving union sponsored by energy-saving service companies, R&D institutes and financial institutions. Members of the union own more than 60 proprietary intellectual property rights.
Hunan’s Zhuzhou City to Set Up 279 Projects to Protect Xiang River
The Zhuzhou Environmental Protection Bureau plans to set up 279 projects at a cost of 5.18 billion yuan to protect the Xiang River. The project on treating pollutants in the Dahu Lake surrounding Zhuzhou Qingshuitang Industrial Zone was completed recently. The project disposed of 126,000 square meters of heavy metal sludge and over 5,000 tonnes of heavy metal pollutants.