Dalian Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), posted profits of RMB570 million (approx. US$84 million) for the first four months of the year, hitting an all-time high since its inception, thanks to its insistence to details management and optimized production despite market pressure brought about by the worldwide financial crisis. The company paid taxes of RMB2.8 billion (approx. US$412 million) during the period, an increase of over 2.2 billion (approx. US$323 million) from the same period of the prior year.