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China’s LNG imports to hit 34 mln tons by 2015

China’s LNG imports are projected to reach 34 million tons by 2015, and may exceed Japan’s imports within 10 years, an economist with China National Petroleum Corp. told Interfax on Thursday.

20 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power firms balk at Guangzhou shift to gas power – report

Guangzhou City’s bid to replace coal with gas in its energy mix has met strong resistance from local thermal power producers, according to a state media report.

20 April 2012
Companies & Finance

Sinopec heft alone insufficient to win China Gas

Four months on from Sinopec and ENN Energy Holdings’ initial bid to acquire China Gas Holdings, the pair appear to be no closer to reaching a deal than they were in December.

20 April 2012
Supply & Demand

China’s gas imports surge by 65.5% in Q1

China’s gas imports in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012 surged by 65.5% year-on-year to 9.7 billion cubic metres, while domestic output rose by 7.3% over the same period to 28.8 bcm, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Thursday.

19 April 2012
Exploration & Production

China’s CBM boom hinges on Shanxi Province

With China’s gas consumption rapidly outpacing domestic production growth, the leadership is hopeful Shanxi’s CBM reserves will soon come online.

19 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Jilin gas output up 52% in first two months of year

Jilin Province’s gas output in January and February surged by 51.7% from a year earlier to 349 million cubic metres (MMcm), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced on Tuesday.

18 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

China’s delayed second shale auction looms closer

China’s second auction of shale gas exploration rights could be finished by the end of June, according to a representative from a foreign oil company who attended a meeting with the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) this week in Beijing.

18 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Enviro Energy takes loss in 2011

China-focused CBM explorer Enviro Energy reported a $9.8 million loss in 2011, according to the company’s annual report released on Tuesday.

17 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

China bristles as US-Philippine war games begin

China should take “strong measures” to protect its interests in oil and gas development in the South China Sea as Beijing’s calls for peaceful resolution through dialogue has not been effective, Li Jinming, a professor with Xiamen University’s Centre for Southeast Asia Studies, told Interfax on Tuesday.

17 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Sinopec Southwest Oil & Gas produces 708 MMcm in Q1

Sinopec Southwest Oil & Gas produced 708 million cubic metres (MMcm) of gas in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012, representing 23.59% of the 3 billion cubic metres targeted for this year

16 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Yanchang Petroleum to invest $400 mln in shale gas by 2015

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum, China’s fourth-largest oil producer, plans to invest RMB 2.5 billion ($396.05 million) in shale gas exploration and development by the end of 2015.

16 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Hunan to house 56 MW of CBM-fired power plants by 2015

Hunan Province’s installed power generation capacity from CBM is expected to reach 56 megawatts by 2015, up from 13 MW at present.

16 April 2012
Exploration & Production

China’s GCL Projects to form coal gas JV with Linc Energy

GCL Projects, a subsidiary of Chinese clean energy firm Golden Concord Holdings, has agreed to form a joint venture (JV) with Australia’s Linc Energy to produce diesel fuel from coal gas, Linc Energy announced on Monday.

16 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Jiangsu SOEs form coal gas venture in Xinjiang

Five state-owned enterprises in Jiangsu Province have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop CTG projects in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, one of the JV’s stakeholders announced on Friday.

13 April 2012
Exploration & Production

PetroChina’s Changqing Oilfield to produce 29 bcm

China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC’s) giant Changqing Oilfield in the Ordos Basin is expected to produce 29 billion cubic metres of gas in 2012, Liu Xinshe, an engineer with PetroChina Changqing Oilfield, told Interfax on Thursday.

13 April 2012
Exploration & Production

CNOOC signs PSC with Eni for deepwater block

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. (CNOOC Ltd.), the listed arm of the country’s leading offshore energy producer, has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Eni for a deepwater block in the South China Sea, CNOOC Ltd. announced on Wednesday.

11 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

Changzhou raises vehicular gas prices to match gasoline costs

Changzhou City in southern Jiangsu Province raised vehicular gas prices by 9.8% on Tuesday to RMB 4.5 ($0.71) per cubic metre (cm), a source with the Changzhou Municipal Pricing Bureau confirmed to Interfax.

11 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

China begins levying fee on domestic-foreign energy projects

China’s Ministry of Land and Resources has begun levying a mineral resource compensation fee on joint oil and gas projects between Chinese and foreign companies, the ministry announced on Tuesday.

10 April 2012
Supply & Demand

China gas pricing reforms important to Sino-Russian gas talks

Gas pricing reforms currently being trialed in southern China will help reinvigorate deadlocked negotiations between Russia and China over gas sales, an industry expert told Interfax at a conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

10 April 2012
LNG

Sichuan liquefaction plant starts trial operations

China Natural Gas Guang’an (Guang’an Natural Gas), a unit of oil and gas major China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has started trial operations at a gas liquefaction plant in Guang’an City, Sichuan Province, CNPC announced on Monday.

5 April 2012

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