Natural gas in China

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Over the last five years, gas consumption, production, and imports in China have grown dramatically, with two-digit growth.[1]

Natural Gas Consumption[edit]

Considering China's immense demand for energy, gas plays a relatively small role in its energy use, with only 5% of total energy in 2012.[2]

Natural Gas Supply[edit]

Natural gas production in China, 1980-2012


China had a 2009 production of 82.94 billion cubic meters of natural gas,[3] meaning China was ranked ninth in natural gas production.[4]

Natural Gas Imports[edit]

China has worked to diversify its sources for natural gas imports. As of 2013, 85% of China's LNG supply came from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chen, Weidong (July 24, 2014). "The Outlook for a Chinese Pivot to Gas". The National Bureau of Asian Research. Retrieved 
  2. ^ Herberg, Mikkal. (2013, November). "Introduction: Asia's Uncertain LNG Future". NBR Special Report. Retrieved from
  3. ^ "CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Ma, Damien. (2013, November). "China's Coming Decade of Natural Gas". NBR Special Report: Asia's Uncertain LNG Future. Retrieved from