Beijing has been stepping up efforts to tighten supervision and standardize operations of its refining sector. It launched a series of investigations on refineries beginning April 2021. The latest round of inspections this month will focus mainly on tax issues, as small-scale private refiners often fail to fulfill their tax obligations in an attempt to stay competitive.
In this podcast, S&P Global Commodity Insights' experts Philip Vahn, Asia oil market managing editor and Oceana Zhou and Daisy Xu, senior analysts covering China market discuss Beijing's latest tax investigation and its impact on independent refineries' future operations.
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