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Liao Yongyuan

Liao Yongyuan
Born1962 (age 56–57)
Alma materJianghan Petroleum University
China University of Petroleum
OccupationPresident of China National Petroleum Corporation
Years active1985–2015
Political partyCommunist Party of China (expelled)

Liao Yongyuan (Chinese: 廖永远; pinyin: Liào Yǒngyuǎn; born 1962) is a former Chinese business executive. He was the president of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which is the oil giant of China. Liao is also nicknamed "Northwest Tiger" (西北虎).[1] On March 15, 2015, Liao Yongyuan was placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency.[2]


Liao Yongyuan was born in Songzi, Hubei in 1962. He graduated from Jianghan Petroleum University (now Yangtze University) and China University of Petroleum. In 1999, Liao became the general manager of Tarim Oilfield (塔里木油田).[3] He became the assistant to the general manager of the CNPC in 2004 and he became the Vice-President of CNPC in 2007.[4] In 2013, Liao Yongyuan became the president of CNPC.[5]

On March 15, 2015, Liao Yongyuan was placed under investigation by the Party's internal disciplinary body for "serious violations of laws and regulations".[2] He was expelled from the Communist Party on June 15, 2015.[6] On January 19, 2017, he was sentenced to 15 years, and fined 1.5 million yuan.[7]


  1. ^ "背景:廖永远被称为石油行业"西北虎"". 环球网. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  2. ^ a b 中国石油天然气集团公司总经理廖永远被查
  3. ^ "总经理廖永远被调查!中石油倒了45人!". Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  4. ^ "中石油总经理廖永远被查 任期不足2年". 网易. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  5. ^ "廖永远任中国石油集团公司总经理、董事". 人民网. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  6. ^ "中国石油天然气集团公司原总经理廖永远严重违纪违法被开除党籍". Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "中石油原总经理廖永远受贿案一审宣判15年". 法制网. 2017-01-19.