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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    China shale gas ambition faces reality check

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Commercialisation of the mainland's rich shale gas resources is proving difficult for policymakers keen to shift away from coal China faces hurdles on shale ... policymakers face in plotting a shift away from coal-fired power. Shale gas exploration is focused on the resource-rich but remote northwest, where a water shortage has been cited as a barrier ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China's top power equipment makers look to clean energy to fuel growth

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Eric Ng

    ... approval and environmental protection requirements for coal-fired projects and high gas prices slowing the expansion of gas-fired plants. Competition in the industry's mainstay coal ... equipment. They are hoping to offset that by producing clean energy equipment, which is seeing demand grow rapidly, albeit from a lower base. "Demand for [coal-fired] power and gas turbines ...

  6. Business - China Business

    China power output down for second straight month due to slack growth

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... will cap the strength of a seasonal rebound in power demand in the coming winter. That will weigh on thermal coal prices," said Li Ji, a coal analyst at Galaxy Futures Brokerage. While ... since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The mainland's thermal coal sector has been hit hard by a slowing economy, stubborn oversupply and Beijing's aggressive anti-pollution ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World

    Natural gas boom may be undermining climate change efforts

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:44am by MCT

    ... a dozen states. President Barack Obama is touting the expansion in natural-gas-generated electricity, which produces roughly half the carbon emissions of coal, as a bridge to the nation's ... the inventor and philosopher who spoke about developing a new ethic of sustainability. Mitchell, who died last year, championed gas as a cleaner fuel than coal and wanted to find ways to significantly ...

  10. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Tremor felt in downtown Shenyang after underground explosion

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

    ... on the ground and more than 10 fire 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 ...




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