11 December 2010

China SignPost™ (洞察中国) #10–China’s Natural Gas Approach: pipelines are best way to resolve shortages

Gabriel B. Collins and Andrew S. Erickson, “China’s Natural Gas Approach: Pipelines Are Best Way to Resolve Shortages,” China SignPost™ (洞察中国) 10 (10 December 2010).

China SignPost™ 洞察中国–“Clear, high-impact China analysis.”©

China’s gas grid expansion is economically, environmentally, and strategically significant. Beijing’s desire to adopt cleaner sources of energy and facilitate their effective movement around China helps reduce pollution and energy price volatility, which hurts Chinese and foreign energy consumers alike. Chinese actions in the natural gas sector sometimes appear alien to those outside the country, particularly Americans and Europeans who are used to the market allocating supplies through price. … … …