ECF China Shale Weekly Review - September 22, 2019

ECF China Shale Weekly Review - September 22, 2019

【ECF News】Sichuan Earthquake Administration: the Sichuan earthquake was not caused by shale gas fracturing

At 22:55 on June 17th, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in Changning County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province. Du Fang, director of the Sichuan Earthquake Prediction Research Center of the Sichuan Earthquake Administration, told the reporter that the Changning earthquake was a natural earthquake with no subject to human intervention.Du Fang said that the southern Sichuan belongs to the combination of the South China block and the Qinghai-Tibet block in mainland China. The Yibin area is located in the relatively stable South China block. There is no large-scale structure, mainly small structures

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Study shows shale gas production will not significantly affect China's local water supply

A recent research conducted by Key Laboratory for Power machinery and Engineering of M. O. E., Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory indicate that although a large amount of water will be demand for shale gas production, it will not affect the local water supply significantly.In the "Impact of shale gas development on regional water resources in China from water footprint assessment view" research, key facts regarding water intensity and water use in China's shale gas developments:•WI of shale gas is in the range of 0.3–9.9 kg per m3shale gas pr

In Depth: Earthquakes Are the Latest Setback to China’s Fracking Ambitions

After a series of earthquakes shook Rong county in western China on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, the Sichuan Earthquake Administration moved quickly to say there was no connection with fracking activity in the region.The earthquakes killed two people and injured 12, with around 13,000 people reported to have been affected more broadly. Many locals ignored the province’s earthquake monitoring body and continued to blame the two state-owned giants drilling in Sichuan, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC).Videos went viral on social media of protesters marc

China Shale Gas 2019-04-11

China expects first trade in national emissions scheme in 2020

China expects to make the first trade on the long-awaited national emission trading scheme in 2020, a senior climate official said on Saturday, as part of Beijing’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emission.China has spent two years on legal and technical infrastructure construction after it announced its plans to launch the nationwide emission trading scheme (ETS) in 2017.It began setting up pilot trading platforms in 2013 in seven regions across the country but they have not been brought under a unified scheme yet.“China will speed up construction of the national

China Experiences a Fracking Boom, and All the Problems That Go With It

The first earthquake struck this small farming village in Sichuan Province before dawn on Feb. 24. There were two more the next day.Sichuan is naturally prone to earthquakes, including a major one in 2008 that killed nearly 70,000 people, but to the rattled villagers of Gaoshan, the cause of these tremors was human-made.“The drilling,” Yu Zhenghua said as she tearfully surveyed her damaged home, still officially uninhabitable five days later.The drilling Ms. Yu referred to was hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The technology, which has revolutionized the production of natural gas and oil in t

China Shale Gas 2019-03-13

China Boosts Coal To Gas Switching, But Fight On Pollution Gets Tougher

In its fight against coal emissions pollution, China significantly stepped up its coal-to-natural gas and coal-to-electricity switch to 35 cities last year from 12 cities in 2017, but the next steps to curb stifling pollution levels in cities would be much harder, according to Chinese Environment Minister Li Ganjie.A total of 4.8 million Chinese households made the switch from coal to natural gas and electricity in 2018, up from 4 million households who had switched away from coal in 2017, Reuters quoted Li as saying at a press conference on Monday. “The things that could easily be done have a

In China First, Hainan Vows to Ban Oil-Fueled Vehicles

The island of Hainan has become the first Chinese province to commit to a ban on fossil-fueled vehicles, vowing to outlaw them by 2030.According to a development plan released Tuesday by the provincial government, Hainan will ensure that all private vehicles are running on clean energy by the end of 2030. The plan also includes a number of nearer-term goals, such as ensuring that all new public service vehicles run on clean energy by 2020 and that most vehicles used for tourism, sanitation, and mass transit go green by 2025. An extensive network of vehicle-charging stations will be constructed

China Policy 2019-03-07

China’s Oil and Gas Industry to Focus on Environment Impact

China’s oil and gas industry is set to reinforce efforts to reduce environmental impacts of its projects and operationsin 2019, said a research.According to a new research from DNV GL, six in ten (61%) senior oil and gas professionals in China say their organizations are actively preparing for the transition to a lower carbon energy mix compared to 51% globally. Industry leaders’ focus on decarbonization aligns with the Chinese government’s new ‘Blue Sky’ plan to tackle air pollution by reducing emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides and other pollutants by at least 15% from 2015 levels by

China’s Gas Pivot Is Starting To Pay Off

Environmental authorities in China said on Friday that Beijing and its surrounding industrial province of Hebei cut smog emissions by at least 12 percent in 2018 after a long crackdown on polluters as well as campaigns to reduce household coal use. Beijing’s local government said that the city’s emissions of small, hazardous breathable particles known as PM2.5 fell 12 percent to 51 micrograms per cubic meter (mcg) over the whole of 2018. The government said that average emissions are still significantly higher than China’s official air quality standard of 35 micrograms. It added that 656 pollu

Abstract: Feasibility evaluation of the treatment and recycling of shale gas produced water: A case study of the first shale gas field in the Eastern Sichuan Basin, China

A cost-effective shale gas produced water (PW) treatment plant is an essential facility for safe wastewater management in the shale gas field in the Eastern Sichuan Basin, which is the first commercial shale gas field in China. However, knowledge on the PW characteristic and disposal features from this developing shale gas field is limited. This study evaluated the feasibility of pollutant removal from PW in the Eastern Sichuan Basin by a sequential physicochemical process through laboratory and on-site pilot-scale experiments. Results indicated that the CODCr, ammonia nitrogen, total nitrogen

China's Hebei to ensure clean coal supply for 2018-2020 winters

China’s Hebei province has said it will ensure sufficient supplies of clean coal during the next three winters to avoid heating fuel shortages and reduce toxic air emissions.

China Coal 2018-10-29

China's environment tax receipts up 22 per cent in first half

China earned 9.6 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in environmental tax revenues in the first half of 2018, up 22.1 per cent from a year earlier, after the system was overhauled at the start of 2018, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.

ECF China Shale Gas Weekly Review - August 3, 2018

ECF China Shale Gas Weekly Review - August 3, 2018

China’s coal heartland to put emissions caps on industry as part of battle against pollution

The major coal producing province of Shanxi in northern China will impose special emissions restrictions on big industrial sectors by October as part of its bid to curb smog, a local environmental official said.

China unveils new climate goals for 2020

Guidelines published by the leading party in China during the weekend outline efforts to cut emissions by at least 15 percent by the end of the decade.

China: Three-year action plan aims for blue skies

Within three years, air pollution in China’s key urban areas will be significantly reduced, resulting in more blue-sky days, by shrinking outdated production capacity and the use of substandard coal, as part of efforts to change energy consumption and the industrial structure.

Natural Gas Adoption And Mitigating China’s Coal Use

Due to its coal-dominated energy structure, China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades has resulted in severe air pollution and substantial increases in CO2 emissions.

Across China: Green oilfields prevailing in Xinjiang

After a day's work, the uniform of Li Sijiu, an worker at Zhundong oil production plant in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, was still clean.

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