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Sinopec subsidiary eyes US copper

Sinopec’s subsidiary in the United States is purchasing copper to send to its equipment suppliers in China, a rare move by a Chinese NOC.
By Staff reporter 11 April 2018 0 30382

Sinopec’s subsidiary in the United States is purchasing copper to send to its equipment suppliers in China, a rare move by a Chinese NOC, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Sinopec USA is seeking to buy a total of 300,000 tpa of copper and copper concentrates to resell to Chinese suppliers of copper rods and cables.

Sinopec intends to then buy the finished products.

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