China to ensure diesel oil supplies for agricultural production

09:03, June 03, 2011      

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China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said Thursday that it will work with the country's oil companies, including Sinopec and PetroChina, to ensure adequate supplies of diesel oil for agricultural production this summer.

The ministry will increase available supplies of oil in key agricultural production areas, create designated oil filling stations and provide high-quality oil to ensure that planting, harvesting and overall production will be successful this summer, the MOA said in an online statement.

Sinopec and PetroChina will establish command panels in major agricultural production areas and create supply plans and emergency response mechanisms to ensure stable supplies of oil, the statement said.

In May of this year, Sinopec, the country's largest oil refiner, distributed 2.5 million metric tons of diesel oil to seven provinces, including Hebei, Shandong and Jiangsu, it said.

PetroChina, the country's largest oil producer, distributed 10.78 million metric tons of diesel oil to nine provinces, including Shanxi, Henan and Sichuan from January to May this year, the statement said.

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