China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters
China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters

China shale gas ambition faces reality check

Commercialisation of the mainland's rich shale gas resources is proving difficult for policymakers keen to shift away from coal

China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters
China eyes 30 billion cubic metres of shale gas to be produced in 2020, well short of a 60 bcm target in March 2012. Photo: Reuters
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