(Corrects to say officials taken away, not detained)
BEIJING/HONG KONG Dec 17 The Chinese government
has questioned two more senior executives of China National
Petroleum Company (CNPC) as part of a wider graft investigation
into the state energy giant, two people with direct knowledge of
the matter told Reuters.
Wen Qingshan, chief accountant of CNPC and Wang Lihua, head
of listed unit PetroChina's oil trading vehicle
Chinaoil, were taken away by authorities last week, the sources
It was not immediately clear whether the two officials were
themselves the target of the investigation or were only
assisting in the broader investigation of the state oil giant.
Wen is also chairman of listed Kunlun Energy.
Kunlun Energy shares were suspended early on Tuesday.
Neither PetroChina nor CNPC could be reached immediately for
(Reporting by Chen Aizhu and Charlie Zhu; Editing by Dean