Open/Close Mobile Menu Open/Close Mobile Menu

China’s fracking future: challenges ahead

By
Published: Monday, 25 March 2013

As Chinese thirst for energy continues unabated, its shale oil and gas potential, liberated by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), would appear to be the ideal solution. But, as Vasili Nicoletopoulos asks, how will it overcome numerous legislative, political and environmental concerns?

By Vasili Nicoletopoulos

China is already the world’s largest energy consumer and that thirst for power is only going to continue to grow.

Energy consumption increased by 136% between 2001 and 2011, driven by average growth in GDP of 10.5%/year between 2007 and 2011.

This...

This is a preview of the full article

Logo
  • 2 years pricing data on all minerals
  • The latest global news and features
  • Print magazine
  • Article archive ranging from 1988
  • Access on the move with IM Insight mobile app




Take a Trial or Subscription today. Start below: