The Zhoukou sales manager for China National Petroleum Corporation has disappeared along with as much as 500 million RMB of company funds. Local gas station managers have been unable to contact manager Chen Yan over fuel which was long ago paid for and due to be delivered this month failing to materialize. The situation has made things more desperate for the city in east Henan which has been experiencing a serious shortage of fuel recently. Zhoukou police have since launched an investigation into the matter. Netizens suspect she has fled to the West.