26 November 2010

China SignPost™ (洞察中国) #6: Factors Behind China’s Latest Diesel Fuel Shortage

Gabriel B. Collins and Andrew S. Erickson, “Factors Behind China’s Latest Diesel Fuel Shortage,” China SignPost™ (洞察中国) 6 (21 November 2010).

Over the past few weeks, many parts of China have been experiencing diesel fuel shortages. The existence of the shortages has been well-chronicled by many Chinese and foreign media outlets, but there has been much less coverage and analysis of the factors driving the shortage. This year’s diesel shortage appears to be one of the most acute since those 2004 and 2005, when power shortages forced many power consumers to turn to diesel powered generators. … … …

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