Shale gas in China could change the nation's energy structure

China's primary energy mix (Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2012)
China's primary energy mix (Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2012)

Natural gas plays a modest role in China’s primary energy mix, providing no more than five per cent of the total energy used by the world’s largest energy consumer. This, however, is about to change. The potential for a shale gas revolution – as recently seen in the US - could well transform China’s energy structure with significant implications for global supply security, carbon emissions and international gas markets.

IN 2011, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest consumer of energy and emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2), representing 21 per cent and 26.4 per cent, respectively, of the total. As such, China is not only the most important country in shaping future energy ...

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