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About HSE

We proactively advanced the establishment of our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management system to enhance integrated HSE management. In 2010, the Company spread the successful pilot experience of the HSE system across the Company and mobilised all the expert resources to offer guidance on HSE management system promotion. We started training of 100 HSE consultants, continued improvement of the HSE system, publicised policies such as Regulations on HAZOP Analysis, and 31 HSE criteria were established or revised. On the basis of audit, specialised audit and outsourced audit, the Company also activated the HSE operation quality evaluation to enhance the sustainable improvement mechanism for the HSE management system.

Energy Conservation

PetroChina regards it as a long-term strategic task to save energy and reduce emissions. In 2010, the Company achieved significant results in reduction of energy consumption and emissions through optimised structural adjustment, key energysaving projects, enhanced energy saving surveillance, deepening development of resource-efficient enterprises, and improved utilisation of energy and water resources. In 2010, PetroChina conserved energy equivalent to 1.73 million tons of standard coal equivalent (TCE) and 28.65 million cubic metres of water, higher than the targets set for the year.

Clean Energy

We strive to develop and produce cleaner product to provide consumers with clean energy, support protection of natural environment and environment friendly society construction.

Natural Gas:Natural gas is a high-quality, clean and efficient energy. Promoting development and enhancing efficient supply of natural gas are not only requirements presented by development of a low-carbon economy and construction of an environmentally friendly society, but also an important pathway for sustainable development ofthe Company. Faced with rapidly rising market demand, the Company strengthened coordination of production, transportation, sales and inventories and optimized operation of pipeline networks, which ensured stable gas supply to household consumers, public utilities and key industrial users. Construction of key projects was advanced smoothly as planned. Line B of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline started operation. The Zhongwei-Huangpi section of the eastern section of the Second West-East Gas Pipeline was completed and commissioned. The natural gas from Central Asia helped ease the gas shortage in central China for the first time. The Yulin-Liangxiang section of the Third Shaanxi-Beiiing Gas Pipeline was commissioned, further safeguarding natural gas supply in Beijing and the Bohai-Rim regions. Gas storage depots at Huabei and Dagang completed construction. The capacity of natural gas supply and peak shaving of PetroChina has further enhanced. In the year, we supplied 63bcm of natural gas, representing an increase of 5.7% over 2009.

New Energies: In 2010, the Company continued to strengthen development of CBM. The two large CBM fields in Qingshui and Edong had a 1.3bcm/a production capacity and produced 280 million cubic meters of CBM in the year. PetroChina acquired Australian Arrow jointly with Shell which marked a strategic entry by the Company in the overseas CBM sector. We also pushed forward the development of shale gas. Construction commenced at Changning and Zhaotong shale gas demonstration areas. The agreement on joint assessment of Fushun-Yongchuan shale gas was smoothly implemented.

Climate Change

Climate change is a major global issue that has attracted the attention of the international community. As a socially responsible energy enterprise, PetroChina has put green development at a strategic level and placed a high premium on controlling and reducing GHG emissions to slow down climate change by taking active measures to reduce and sequestrate carbon.