China’s northern provinces may face a shortage of natural and cleaner gas this winter as supply falls short and gas prices rise. Provinces and cities have been switching from coal to natural gas in response to Beijing’s anti-pollution crackdown. Photo: AP

Beijing’s pollution crackdown is boosting natural gas use but stoking shortage, price rise

The switch from coal to gas use has boosted China’s gas consumption to rise between 25 and 30 per cent on the year in each of the three months to August, said the National Development and Reform Commission

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China’s northern provinces may face a shortage of natural and cleaner gas this winter as supply falls short and gas prices rise. Provinces and cities have been switching from coal to natural gas in response to Beijing’s anti-pollution crackdown. Photo: AP
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