Beijing to shut petrol stations before Olympics

China will close 10% of Beijing's petrol stations by the end of May to improve the capital's air before the Olympic games, agencies reported on Friday.


The 144 petrol stations, and nine oil depots, are mostly owned by Sinopec and CNPC, state media reported, citing the city’s environmental authority.

All oil storage tanks and petrol stations in Beijing will also be required to install equipment to capture emissions from vehicles, the report added.

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