Mar. 30, 2012 (China Knowledge) - PetroChina Co Ltd<601857
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The company's operating revenue surged 36.7% year on year to RMB 2 trillion in 2011.
The exploration and production segment, the main source of the firm's profit, saw its turnover surged 42.2% year on year to RMB 774.78 billion in 2011 on higher oil prices. Operating profit from the sector was RMB 219.54 billion.
The oil-refining and chemical segment suffered an operating loss of RMB 61.87 billion in the period.
Sales of oil products soared 49.2% year on year to RMB 1.69 trillion.
The company's crude oil output climbed 3.3% year on year to 886.1 million barrels in 2011, and its production of natural gas rose 7.9% to 239.64 billion cubic feet. Oil-processing volume was 984.6 million barrels, up 8.9% year on year.