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  1. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Beijing's policy to cut coal use to benefit gas distributors: China Gas

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Industrial areas near Beijing to be required to phase out dirtiest industries under new goals Mainland policy to cut coal use cheers China Gas A mainland policy designed to cut coal use across the nation will benefit natural gas distributors as more cities take up the task of cleaning up the air, says the country's largest piped-gas ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    Coal-rich India's restrictive laws force it to become world's No 3 importer

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... pledged to tackle chronic power shortages that hobble the growth of Asia’s third-largest economy. But power companies are saddled with debt. Power stations do not have enough coal or gas to run ... Reuters in New Delhi Tata Power’s 1,050 megawatt power station in the state of Jharkhand is a textbook case of the absurd results that India’s 1970s-era coal supply laws can produce ...

  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    21 workers killed after gas explosion at western Xinjiang coal mine

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing 21 killed in coal mine gas explosion An explosion has killed 21 workers at a coal mine in the far western Xinjiang region, Xinhua reported. According ... the explosion. Mining accidents are common on the mainland, which is the world's largest consumer of coal and where mine operators often skirt safety regulations. Last year, 1,384 people were killed ...

  4. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Tapping into China: The companies forcing out the gas tucked deep inside the earth’s layers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 04:56am

    ... As conventional natural gas becomes harder to extract, energy companies are now tapping so-called unconventional reserves – shale, coal bed methane, and a product called tight gas – that cling to rock, sandstones and coal. Companies use a variety of techniques to force out the gas tucked deep inside the earth’s layers. ...

  5. News - World - ENERGY

    Russia-China pipeline gas deal more likely after Ukraine political crisis

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Ukraine crisis likely gives impetus for a 30-year pipeline supply agreement Russia spurred to sign China gas deal Russian President Vladimir Putin is more likely to sign a 30-year deal to supply pipeline gas to China after more than a decade of false starts because the crisis in Ukraine is forcing Russia to look for markets outside Europe. While Putin ...

  6. Son tells of fatal rescue attempt

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong 'What does gas smell like? Does it smell like dried mushrooms?' This was Mak Tsz-ming's response yesterday when he was asked whether he smelt gas while wheeling ... Elizabeth Hospital after staying in a coma.' Hon Yuet-bor said the gas leak was 'very serious' and he had never seen anything like it since starting work as an engineer for Town Gas ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Sinopec cleared to build giant coal-to-gas project

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to build giant coal-to-gas project China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) has received Beijing's approval for a mega project to turn coal into natural gas as part of the mainland's ... and a quarter of its gas usage. Coal gasification subjects coal to high heat and pressure to turn it into gases, which are processed into natural gas and other by-products. The total cost ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Gas sales growth eyed by Beijing Enterprises

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Eric Ng

    ... The biggest growth driver is power plants, since the municipality aims to be rid of all coal-fired boilers in six of its districts by 2016 and replace them with cleaner gas-fired units, Zhou said. ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Distribution arm Beijing Enterprises enjoys 29.3 per cent earnings increase despite mild winter and targets growing urbanisation Beijing gas unit to speed sales ...

  9. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Tremor felt in downtown Shenyang after underground explosion

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... engines arrive on the scene, the news portal reported. A traffic officer said coal gas triggered the explosion, but he did not say how. Five people were reported to have minor injuries and were ...

  10. Business - Commodities - CHEMICALS

    China BlueChemical to flick plant's power switch from gas to coal

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Rising natural gas prices fuel China BlueChemical's plans to change energy source at urea plant Chemical plant to flick switch to coal China BlueChemical, the fertiliser manufacturing unit of state-owned oil and gas major China National Offshore Oil, plans to make a complete switch from natural gas to coal to power its urea plant in Inner Mongolia by 2015, ...




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