China’s natural gas output rose in December to the highest monthly rate since at least 2014, as state energy firms rushed to fill a supply gap sparked by surging winter demand and from a drive to switch millions of households to gas from heating with coal.
China’s state planner asked local governments and companies to ensure there are sufficient fertilizer supplies and stable prices for upcoming spring planting, according to a statement on the website of the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.
Areva and CNNC signed on Tuesday a memorandum of commercial agreement to reaffirm their mutual commitment to ink a contract for a $12 billion Chinese commercial used fuel treatment-recycling plant project, Kallanish Energy reports.
French state-controlled utility group, EDF, has signed two energy service contracts aimed at reducing the country’s CO2 emissions, as France’s President Emmanuel Macron visits his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week in China.
Winter storms and a snow blizzard have disrupted energy supplies in northern, central and eastern parts of China last week, as a record snowfall paralyzed parts of the country in the most severe weather this winter, Kallanish Energy learns.
China’s largest shale gas field, Fuling, has broken a new production record in 2017 pumping 6 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of the unconventional fuel, Kallanish Energy learns from Chinese official news agency Xinhua.
China’s gas imports, both via pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG), is estimated to surge by more than a quarter in 2017 to top 67 million tonnes, according to preliminary data compiled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.