News Not to Miss: ECF China Shale Gas Weekly Review - Jul 9, 2018

ECF China Shale Gas Weekly Review - Jul 9, 2018

China Shale Gas 2018-07-09

Chinese combustible ice base to open in 2021

China's Ministry of Land and Resources has officially chosen Nansha Longxue Island in Guangzhou as a base to further explore, mine and do research on combustible ice, reports

Chinese scientists develop nanomaterial to improve diesel utilization

Chinese scientists have developed a nanomaterial to improve the burning efficiency of diesel fuel and reduce the harmful gases it generates.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Stepping on the gas: China's home-built fracking boom

CHONGQING, China- On a flattened mountaintop a two-and-half-hour drive south of Chongqing in southwest China, a fleet of towering, red fracking trucks pumps chemicals and sand into a 1,500-metre horizontal well deep under the ground.The equipment was designed and built by China’s state-owned energy major Sinopec, the result of a decades-long government drive to develop low-cost domestic technology to tap the country’s vast shale gas resources buried in the region’s mountainous terrain.It is the latest key technology that China has learned to master.Except for a handful of higher-end tools, Sin

Factbox: Domestic industry backs China's shale gas push

China’s fracking support industry has grown rapidly over the past decade and now makes everything from fracking trucks and pumps to proppants, while local service providers are learning to match global rivals like Schlumberger and Baker Hughes.State majors Sinopec and CNPC produced 9 billion cubic metres (bcm) of shale gas in 2017 from 600 wells, six percent of the country’s total gas output. Production is forecast to double to 17 bcm in 2020, which will include production from another 700 wells, said consultancy Wood Mackenzie.China’s shale gas reserves are buried deeper, more scattered and i

China to set up varsity for nuclear power research

China is planning to build a university dedicated to nuclear power research to meet the severe shortage of qualified people at its rapidly-expanding atomic energy facilities at home and abroad.

China's first self-developed gas turbine generator set delivered to customer

China's first domestically-developed 25 megawatt dual-fuel gas turbine generator for offshore platforms was delivered to customer Wednesday in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

gas-fired power 2018-06-01

Gas separation plant business enjoys upward trend in China in 2017

The annual turnover of the whole gas separation plants industry in China hit a record high of RMB 18.2bn ($2.89bn) in 2017, an increase of around 25% over 2016.

China Gas 2018-05-29

China must keep momentum in energy revolution

In April 2018, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council declared that a free trade zone would be established in Hainan by 2020, with a free trade port to follow by 2025.

Opinion 2018-05-08

BP ploughs lonely shale gas furrow in China

Given that several major international oil companies gave up on shale gas exploration in China and went elsewhere, there is a lot of interest in what BP is doing there.

OTC starts in Houston with heavy Chinese presence

The world's largest oil and gas trade show, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), kicked off in the U.S. energy capital of Houston on Monday with heavy presence of Chinese companies.

Global Market 2018-05-02

The Next Big Threat For Chinese Oil Demand

A Bloomberg article about electric buses in China is getting a good amount of mileage (sorry), and rightly so, given its detrimental impact on product demand (hark, ~70kbd this year). While China increases its focus on electric vehicles and takes aim at fuel emissions, it is also becoming a bigger p

Can China Meet Its Nuclear Power Goals?

China has 36.93 GW of nuclear power generation capacity across 38 units, data from the China Nuclear Energy Association has shown. Most of this is concentrated in coastal provinces where nuclear accounts for 15-25 percent of the power generation mix.

Chinese nuclear reactor starts loading fuel after delay: Westinghouse

The first nuclear reactor of the Westinghouse AP1000 design at Sanmen in China's Zhejiang province has started its long-delayed loading of nuclear fuel, the company and its Chinese partners said Wednesday.

China is getting better at fracking, the technology that sparked the US natural gas boom

Chinese energy giants are making progress unlocking natural gas from shale rock formations, taking a step towards replicating the U.S. shale revolution, according to a new report.

Chinese Petro Giant Sinochem Exports Gasoline using Blockchain Technology

Sinochem Group, China’s leading energy, chemicals, agriculture, real estate and finance provider, has successfully completed the shipment of gasoline using blockchain technology.

Tech Sinochem 2018-04-08

Sinochem pilots blockchain for gasoline export shipment -Xinhua

Sinochem Energy Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sinochem Corporation, has successfully used blockchain technology for a shipment of gasoline from China’s Quanzhou to Singapore, said official news agency Xinhua on Monday

Tech Sinochem 2018-04-03

China's JinkoSolar eyes southeastern US solar panel manufacturing facility

JinkoSolar, the big Chinese manufacturer and exporter of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules, said Thursday in an earnings release that it has "finalized plans to build a module manufacturing facility in the southeastern United States to address local market demand."

Solar 2018-03-23

Floating nuclear power: will China pave the way?

In October 2017, engineers in China announced that the country was expecting its floating nuclear reactors to be deployed in the South China Sea by 2020.

China set 'to dominate the world' in electric cars: Ivanhoe chairman

China is set to be globally dominant in the area of electric cars and talk about impending Chinese economic meltdown is nothing but that, executive chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Mines Robert Friedland told the FT Commodities Global Summit Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tech China Electricity 2018-03-21

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