China to take largest share of global 1.6% annual gas demand growth – IEA

By Staff reporter 13 July 2017

Global gas demand is expected to rise by 1.6% per year for the next five years, with China accounting for 40% of this growth, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report released on Thursday.

Gas consumption will reach almost 4 trillion cubic metres per year by 2022, up from 3.63 tcm in 2016, the IEA said.

"Demand from the industrial sector becomes the main engine of gas consumption growth, replacing power generation, where gas is being squeezed by growing renewables and competition from...

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