Middle East to play large role in gas supply to China, India

06/07/2004
Zooming demand for energy in rapidly growing China eclipses other growth markets in the Eastern Hemisphere, speakers said May 12 at the Middle East Gas & LNG Forum in Bahrain."The China story is not the only LNG growth story in Asia," declared Charles Watson, Shell Gas & Power director, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.India is fast becoming a major market for natural gas, Watson pointed out. And the Middle East is becoming a world-scale gas market capable of growing by 50% by 2020-25.Watson also said that the developing gas-to-liquids business is a key to the global gas market. Asked about marketability of the 500,000 b/d of distillate that soon will emerge from firm GTL projects in t...
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