January 17, 2019 / 1:43 AM / 2 years ago

CORRECTED-CNPC's global oil trading unit posts 13 pct profit growth in 2018

 (Corrects final bullet to show Qatar was the world's biggest
LNG exporter, not the top gas exporter.)
    SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - 
    * Top Chinese energy group CNPC said on Thursday its global
and gas trading unit recorded 12.7 percent growth in pre-tax
profit last year from 2017, and its annual turnover hit 480
million tonnes

    * In 2018, CNPC's trading unit Chinaoil imported 94.17
tonnes of crude oil, or about 1.88 million barrels per day,
accounting for 20 percent of China's total crude oil imports
last year, CNPC stated on its website

    * The state energy giant did not provide any profit figures,
year-on-year comparison for crude import volumes or its annual
trade turnover

    * In refined fuel trade, CNPC exported 15.89 million tonnes
2018, up 14.5 percent from 2017, breaking into Canadian gasoline
market for the first time and also won a tender to supply jet
fuel to Australia under a term contract, the group said

    * Natural gas imports in 2018 surged by 28 percent to 72.9
cubic metres. CNPC signed supply agreements, including a
five-year purchase deal with Kazakhstan, new import deals with
U.S. exporter Cheniere Energy Inc         and Qatar - the
world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) until last

 (Reporting by Chen Aizhu, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
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