Petroleum companies exposed among polluters
The Ministry of Environmental Protection has fined 150 major companies for discharging excessive pollutants in the first six months, with petroleum companies exposed as the worst offenders.
Some companies in the energy and petrochemical enterprises accounted for a large share, and most of them were fined due to discharging excessive pollutants, according to a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.
For example, Jiangxi Hongyu Energy Development Ltd has been fined 10.6 million yuan ($1.6 million) in the second quarter, the statement said.
Some branch enterprises of the China National Petroleum Corp have been listed several times in the first six months, with a branch enterprise from the petroleum giant in Dalian city of Liaoning province receiving constant fines from the ministry in the first two quarters, reaching 14.4 million yuan, the largest fine as yet.