Oil consumption to rise 5.4-7.0 percent in 2006
Updated: 2006-02-12 15:13
BEIJING, February 12 (Xinhua) -- China's oil consumption would rise by 5.4
percent to 7.0 percent, a report released by the National Development and Reform
Commission has said.
Given the global oil price at a high level of 55 to 65 U.S. dollars, the
transport sector would consume 75 percent of the oil since auto consumption has
entered a reasonable and stable-growth phase, it said.
Refineries of Sinopec and PetroChina, China's two major oil producers, have
pulled out all stops. However, China still needs a refining capacity of 17
million tons to meet the demand, the report said.