China’s Growing Natural Gas Sector

China’s Growing Natural Gas Sector

By CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow and Anders Hove of the Paulson Institute. This article was originally published on the Paulson Institute blog. 

 

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Natural gas plays a small but growing role in China’s energy sector. As part of its campaign to clean the air in China’s cities, the Chinese government has adopted a range of policies to promote natural gas, which produces a small fraction of the location air pollutants and just half the carbon emissions as coal per unit of energy. These policies may create opportunities for new cooperation with the United States—now the world’s leading producer of natural gas....