China vigorously promoting shale gas exploration, development

03/05/2012
Guo Jian-chun Zhao Zhi-hong Southwest Petroleum University Chengdu City Shale gas exploration and exploitation in China is still at an early stage. Natural gas accounted for 4% of China's total energy consumption in 2010. The natural gas share of total world energy demand was nearly six times that, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011. In the first 5 months of 2011, Chinese crude oil import dependence reached 55.2%, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China's shale gas resource is 100 trillion cu m, and the technically recoverable shale gas resource is 36 trillion cu m.1 Shale gas in China Here are key dates and activities in the progre...
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