China’s Sinopec cuts 2020 capital spending by 2.5%

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Asia’s top refiner China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, will trim capital expenditures in 2020 by 2.5% from a year earlier amid plunging oil prices and tepid fuel demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The cuts will mainly come from Sinopec’s refining units, which will reduce spending by 9 billion yuan from 2019 to 22.4 billion yuan, and from the sales division, down by 7.6 billion yuan, according to a company statement filed with the Shanghai Stocks Exchange.

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