CHENNAI/SEOUL An investigation into a deadly gas leak at a South Korean-owned chemical plant in southern India that killed 12 people in May recommended the factory be moved away from inhabited areas, according to its full report released on Tuesday.
* MidEast crude share estimated at 67% in H1 - Reuters
* Jan-May crude imports at 56.91 mln T, down 7.0% on-year
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SEOUL/BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Refineries from India to South Korea are expected to increase output from June, joining their Chinese counterparts as the easing of lockdown measures boosts demand for oil products, industry executives said.
SEOUL, May 20 Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as
concerns over the lasting economic fallout from the coronavirus
pandemic outweighed signs of improving demand and production
cuts by major oil producers.
SEOUL South Korea's U.S. crude oil imports in April increased 32.1% from a year earlier, although overall crude imports fell as some refiners lowered run rates to cope with a slump in demand, customs data showed on Friday.
* Total crude imports in April at 11.02 mln T, down 13.6%
SEOUL Oil prices were lifted on Thursday by an unexpected drop in U.S. crude stocks, but gains were capped by both a bleak outlook for the world's no. 1 economy as the coronavirus pandemic crushes fuel demand and concern over a potential second wave of cases.
SUWON/SEOUL, South Korea The 2020 K-League season started on Friday with a match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Suwon Samsung Bluewings played without spectators after a delay of more than two months caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
SEOUL The share price of South Korean chemicals and battery maker LG Chem Ltd dropped almost 2% on Thursday after a gas leak at a factory operated by a unit in India killed at least nine people, and led to hundreds more being treated in hospital.