A new reality : China's oil market under COVID-19

China series episode 1

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June 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm SGT (GMT+8)

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S&P Global Platts

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COVID-19 has significantly curbed Chinese oil demand. Chinese refineries processing volumes have been reduced for short durations yet Chinese product exports still remain under pressure. As China’s refining capacity continues to grow, there’s a glimmer of demand that is rebounding now. Is the worst over for China?

Join S&P Global Platts as we discuss the current Chinese oil market and its energy transition against the backdrop of COVID-19.

  • China's demand and supply dynamics under COVID-19
  • Assessing the impact on Chinese product exports
  • China's growing refining capacity - a promise of hope or a wrench in the works? 

Zhang Jing Jing Zhang is the Senior Analyst of Oil Market in UNIPEC Research and Strategy Department. UNIPEC is one of the largest crude oil trading companies in the world and the largest crude oil buyer in the Middle East. Jing's specialism is in energy commodities, particularly oil and oil products. She has an in-depth understanding of the global oil markets for fundamentals, trading behaviors, and complex interactions. Jing is also the author of several articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and delivers speeches and conducts specialized briefings in many conferences.

This is episode 1 of our four part China webinar series. All questions from episodes 1-3 will be collated and discussed at the panel discussion in episode 4. You can register for subsequent episodes here:

China's downstream trade dynamics: A new energy battle ground? 
[7 July 2020 @ 1.00pm SGT]

China's energy future: An evolution
[14 July 2020 @ 1.00pm SGT]

China's leap in the dark: Navigating an uncharted energy territory
{21 July 2020 @ 1.00pm SGT] *LIVE Q&A available

**Register before 10 July and save $100!


1:00 pm

Opening remarks and introductions

1:10 pm

A new reality: China's oil market under COVID-19

Zhang Jing, Senior Analyst,

1:25 pm

Closing comments from S&P Global Platts

1:30 pm

Close of webinar

Agenda subject to change

**This session is complimentary.