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Policy & Regulation

Shanxi revamps rules to boost unconventionals

The Chinese province has established new rules in its regulatory framework for unconventional resources in a move to increase production of shale, tight gas and CBM in the coming years The Chinese province has established new rules in its regulatory framework for unconventional resources in a move to increase production of shale, tight gas and CBM in the coming years.
By Tang Tian 28 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production 0 34830
The Sanjiao CBM project operated by Sino Oil & Gas in Shanxi. (Sino Oil & Gas)

The key issue: China has introduced a new regulation that permits upstream producers in the country’s northern Shanxi province to develop multiple forms of unconventional gas within the same licence.

Interfax analysis: China’s Shanxi province has moved to streamline the development of multiple unconventional gas resources to spur greater production.

In mid-September, the inland province – a testbed for energy reform – started to allow developers to apply for ownership of the mineral exploration and mining rights for shale gas, tight gas and...