China National Petroleum Corp. Resumes Crude Supplies After Blast

China National Petroleum Corp. resumed crude supplies through a pipeline to its refinery in Dalian after a blast at the port reduced plant operations and caused a spill that the government said may affect fish farms.

PetroChina Co., a Hong Kong-listed unit, has increased production at the refinery after the pipeline started up at 10:45 p.m. local time on July 19, CNPC said in a statement on its website today. PetroChina cut the refinery’s output after a pipeline explosion at the port on July 16 disrupted seabourne cargo deliveries and leaked oil into the sea, BusinessWeek reports.

An oil slick from the explosion of two pipelines on Friday, in Dalian, China, doubled in size on Wednesday. The slick has entered Bohai Gulf and now covers an area of 165 miles with 1,500 tons of oil leaked into the sea, according to numbers from Chinese officials, The Epoch Time informs.

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