China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) is a super-large petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group, established by the state in July 1998 on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation, and further incorporated as a limited liability corporation in August 2018. A super large petroleum and petrochemical group, the company has a registered capital of 326.5 billion yuan with the board chairman of Sinopec Group serving as its legal representative. It exercises the investor's rights to the related state assets owned by its full subsidiaries, controlled companies and share-holding companies, including receiving returns on assets, making major decisions and appointing managers. It operates, manages and supervises state assets according to related laws, and shoulders the corresponding responsibility of maintaining and increasing the value of state assets.
Principal businesses of Sinopec Group include industrial investment and investment management; petroleum and natural gas exploration, production, storage and transportation (including pipeline transportation), sales and comprehensive utilization; coal production, sales, storage and transportation; oil refining; storage, transportation, wholesale and retail of oil products; production, sales, storage, transportation of petrochemical products, gas-based chemicals, coal chemical products and other chemical products; production, sales, storage and transportation of energy products such as new energy and geothermal energy; design, consulting, construction and installation of petroleum and petrochemical engineering projects; overhaul and maintenance of petroleum and petrochemical equipment; R&D, manufacturing and sales of electrical and mechanical equipment; production and sale of electricity, steam, water and industrial gas; research, development, application and consulting services of technology, e-commerce, information and alternative energy products; import & export, including import and export agency business of self-support products and commodities and technologies; foreign project contracting, bidding and purchasing, and labor export; international storage and logistics business.
Sinopec Group is the largest oil and petrochemical products suppliers and the second largest oil and gas producer in China, the largest refining company and the third largest chemical company in the world. Its total number of gas stations ranks the second place in the world. Sinopec Group ranked the 2nd on Fortune's Global 500 List in 2019.