Natural gas pipelines. (File photo)
China strengthens ties with neighboring countries to guarantee domestic gas supply, He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), told the media on March 6, 2018.
Warming is a big concern regarding people’s livelihood and China successfully survived the past winter. Still, problems remain, said He. “China should make progress in production, supply, storage and sale of natural gas.”
The energy demand of the world in 2035. (Photo: World Energy Organization)
The total gas consumption in China was 238.6 billion cubic meters last year, 30 billion more than 2016. Although the production of gas has risen, domestic supply is not enough to meet consumption demands, stressed He.
China needs to buy gas from neighboring counties including the Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Russia and the Pacific region. Thus close and long-term agreements on gas purchases are required.