A coal-burning power plant in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. China’s government has been pushing for the use of natural gas to ease the problem of air pollution. Photo: REUTERS

China opens antitrust probe into gas suppliers as shortage drives up prices amid cold snap

Seventeen companies have come under investigation since December 20

Topic |   National Development and Reform Commission

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A coal-burning power plant in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. China’s government has been pushing for the use of natural gas to ease the problem of air pollution. Photo: 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.