Workers of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) at a construction site for laying natural gas pipelines connecting China and Russia, in Heihe prefecture of Heilongjiang province on China’s border with Russia on January 25, 2018. Photo: China Daily via REUTERS

Russia’s plans for Arctic gas may be an alternate source for China’s energy needs, sate Chinese appetite for US energy products

  • Russia’s agreement with Chinese state-owned oil firms to develop natural gas in the Arctic Circle could provide an alternative channel for China’s energy needs
  • Meanwhile, US-China trade war acts as a brake on potential investments by Chinese energy majors in some US projects
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Workers of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) at a construction site for laying natural gas pipelines connecting China and Russia, in Heihe prefecture of Heilongjiang province on China’s border with Russia on January 25, 2018. Photo: China Daily via REUTERS
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.