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 ››
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 ››
Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), Annual Energy Conference, 20-30th October 2013, Abu DhabiI attended the ECSSR Annual Energy Conference and spoke on "China Shale Gas Ambitions". My presentation can be found here.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that China will not meet its 2015 target for shale gas production.