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China’s Fossil Fuel Resources

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Abstract

Fossil fuels dominate primary energy globally and this is no different in China. In this chapter, we provide an overview of China’s fossil fuel resources: the reserves, production, consumption, and the imports of coal, gas, and oil. Unconventional gas (for example coal-bed methane (CBM) and shale gas) is an important potential resource to meet China’s huge appetite for energy and if gas can begin to offset coal use then it can help in China’s battle to reduce its carbon emissions while still growing economically. However, we identify several barriers that slow rapid exploitation of this unconventional resource and suggest some policies to break down these barriers.

Keywords

Horizontal Well Proven Reserve Recoverable Resource Strategic Petroleum Reserve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.BP International Ltd.Sunbury-on-ThamesUK

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