BEIJING/SINGAPORE, June 19 China has issued a
second batch of oil import quotas that will allow independent
refiners and some state companies to import a total of 91.73
million tonnes of crude (1.83 million barrels per day) in 2017,
a document obtained by Reuters showed on Monday.
The Ministry of Commerce approved a second batch of quotas
of 22.92 million tonnes and added three companies to the list of
recipients, that is mostly comprised of independent refiners,
the document said.
Company officials at five independent refiners told Reuters
that they have received a second batch of crude import quotas.
The Ministry of Commerce could not be immediately reached
Beijing gave out a total of 68.81 million tonnes in the
first batch of quotas in January.
(Reporting by Chen Aizhu and Meng Meng in BEIJING, Florence Tan
and Mark Tay in SINGAPORE; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)