Research and Markets: China Natural Gas and Shale Gas Industry Report, 2012-2015

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Research and Markets: China Natural Gas and Shale Gas Industry Report, 2012-2015

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "China Natural Gas and Shale Gas Industry Report, 2012-2015" report to their offering.

The global shale gas resources are mainly distributed in North America and Asia, which accounted for 29% and 27% of the exploitable shale gas resources in 2011 respectively. The United States is the earliest and most successful country in the development of shale gas. In 2011, its shale gas output shared 27.8% of the country's natural gas output, thereby making its self-sufficiency rate of natural gas up to 94.4% and reducing its import volume significantly. The success of the United States has prompted the world's major countries to enhance shale gas exploration and development.

China has long been using coal as the main energy. In China's energy consumption, coal accounts for over 60%, while natural gas only occupies about 5%, far below the world average, so natural gas has huge development potentials in China. In recent years, China's demand for natural gas has witnessed rapid growth, but the output growth has been slow, leading to increasing dependency on the import of natural gas, which reached 26.2% in 2012. To reduce the risk incurred by the high dependency and ease the contradiction between supply and demand, China is accelerating the exploration and development of shale gas and other unconventional natural gas.

In 2012, China's potential volume of mineable shale gas hit 25 trillion cubic meters (excluding the shale gas in the Qinghai and Tibet), almost same with that of China's land conventional natural gas. At present, China shale gas industry is still in its infancy, with daily output of about 540,000 cubic meters. Main mining enterprises include PetroChina, Sinopec and Yanchang Petroleum. In 2015, the shale gas industry will enter a rapid development stage in the wake of the completion of China's potential shale gas resource survey. By 2020, shale gas will become an important part of China's natural gas energy, with an output of 100 billion cubic meters.

Key Topics Covered

1 Overview of Shale Gas Industry

1.1 Overview

1.2 Mining Features

1.3 Classification

1.4 Industry Chain

1.5 Exploration and Development Process

2 Status Quo of Global Shale Gas Industry

2.1 Reserves and Distribution

2.2 Status Quo of Exploration

2.3 Shale Gas Development in USA

3 Status Quo of China Natural Gas Industry

3.1 Energy Consumption Structure

3.2 Resource Advantages

3.3 Reserves and Distribution

3.4 Supply

3.5 Demand

3.6 Import and Export

3.7 Development Forecast

4 Status Quo of China Shale Gas Industry

4.1 Development

4.2 Policy

4.3 Bidding

4.4 Resource Reserves

4.5 Exploration

4.6 Competition Pattern

4.7 Potential Risk

4.8 Development Forecast

5 Major Companies in China Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Industry

Companies Mentioned


- Jereh

- LandOcean

- SINO Geophysical

- Shandong Molong

- Tong Oil Tools

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