Beijing has promoted the use of natural gas in northern China as a way to tackle air pollution, but many residents and businesses have complained of being unable to access sufficient supplies of the cleaner fuel. Photo: Xinhua

Natural gas crunch in northern China leaves hospitals, schools out in the cold

Demand for cleaner fuel soars as winter arrives, but region’s supply network is failing to keep pace

Topic |   China pollution

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Beijing has promoted the use of natural gas in northern China as a way to tackle air pollution, but many residents and businesses have complained of being unable to access sufficient supplies of the cleaner fuel. Photo: Xinhua
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