This was the first time that oil importation in the United States reduced due to the weak economy and vehicles that were efficient in oil consumption. China in 2011 imported liquefied natural gas (LNG). Due to rising oil consumption and demand, Chinese oil companies have increased relational ties thereby acquiring overseas assets. Chinese NOCs in collaboration with other companies spends an approximate $47.6 billion on oil and gas assets. In the early 1990s, when NOCs had already entered the field of oil importation, NOCs was a lightweight industry which was not even able to compete with giants that already existed in oil producing basins. After a year, NOCs made a breakthrough in oil-producing which made the western nation to fear on matters relating to oil. One of the major oil security issues that were set by Chinese NOCs was acquiring a tender “block 1/2/4” that was won by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in 1996. The American oil companies were not allowed to venture in Sudan since earlier they had declared Sudan as a state that supports terrorism. Since China has signed a principle of nonintervention in Beijing, it did not intervene in Sudan domestic issues and thus China being able to pursue the business interest in Sudan (Herberg, 41). Chinese government worked along side Sudan government to make sure that terrorism will be curbed in Sudan by working as partners. China Oil Security Issue In the New Map of Global Oil Geography.
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