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China’s unconventional gas production: slow but steady progress

Sichuan shale gas China’s unconventional gas production: slow but steady progress Natural gas is set to play an important role in China’s switch away from coal. Last year, gas consumption reached 185 billion cubic metres (bcm), or just over 6% of total primary energy consumption. Of this, 30% was imported, as … Continue Reading ››

The Outlook for Unconventional Gas in East Asia

China shale gas 2 At the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) we have recently completed a study examining the outlook for unconventional gas production in East Asia, focusing on shale gas and coal-bed methane in China, Indonesia and Vietnam. We paid particular attention to the ‘above ground’ factors which may support or constrain production. Our … Continue Reading ››