Chinas largest oil company is expanding its largest fuels storage terminal.
PetroChinas terminal at Funiuxi in Chongqing municipality on the upper Yangtze River will increase to 300,000 m3 from the current 90,000 m3, with an August 2010 completion date.
The move will secure supplies to users in southwest China.
Chongqing, east of Sichuan province, is also the site of Chinas 395,000 tonne emergency oil-storage base. The National Development and Reform Commission announced that the government has filled 150,000 tonnes of oil products at the base.