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35 foreign companies vie to develop Chinese oil

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Susan Garland / April 1, 1982



Peking

Thirty-five foreign companies, about half of them American, have applied to take part in a first round of bidding for the right to develop China's offshore oil, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation said. The size of China's offshore reserves is unknown, but many experts believe they are considerable. The first round of bidding covers 41,400 square miles in the northern part of the South Yellow Sea.

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