July 7, 2008
Vietnam’s First Oil Refinery Might Be Expanded
Vietnam's first oil refinery might be expanded
HANOI, July 4 (Xinhua) -- State-owned Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), investor of Vietnam's first oil refinery, has proposed the government increase its annual processing capacity to 10 million tons of crude oil from current 6.5 million tons, according to local newspaper Industry and Trade on Friday.
Vietnam exported 6.7 million tons of crude oil worth 5.6 billion dollars in the first half of this year, down 12.1 percent in volume but up 49 percent in value, according to the country's General Statistics Office.
Meanwhile, it spend 6.8 billion dollars importing 5.9 million tons of petroleum products, posting respective year-on-year rises of 68.9 percent and 4.4 percent.
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