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Chinese Tax Investigation Embroils State-Owned Oil Giant

  • China National Petroleum Corp. accused of violating trade laws
  • Probes have reverberated through, reshaped nation’s oil sector
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China is nearing the end of a two-year investigation into the oil industry that’s reverberated across the sector as it embroiled the biggest state-run company down to a host of smaller independent refiners. 

The fuel oil unit of China National Petroleum Corp., the No. 1 oil company, was found to have irregularly sold 179.5 million tons, or 1.32 billion barrels, of imported crude to 115 private refiners, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late on Wednesday, citing unnamed government sources.