China to ramp up gas use to cut pollution

THE Chinese government has launched an ambitious program to almost double its gas consumption in the next six years, as it steps up the fight against the nation’s worsening pollution crisis.

…Nomura said. “We expect gas demand to continue to grow at double digits, underpinned by the fight against pollution”.

…PetroChina recently revealed it would invest $US1.6bn on shale-gas development this year as it planned to lift its output from 1.5 billion cu m to 2.6 billion cu m.

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Scott Murdoch, The Australian, Friday 5 September 2014


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