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mainenightowl
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:18:13 AM

China will almost certainly fail to meet its target of producing 6.5 billion cubic metres of shale gas per year by 2015. Even so, there can be no doubt it is set to become one of the world's largest shale gas producers over the next decade.

In its latest annual outlook, published on Wednesday, BP predicts China will be the most successful country outside North America in developing shale gas by 2030. Given the country's enormous shale resources and large prospective market, coupled with its ready availability of capital and proven engineering expertise, it is hard to argue with that assessment

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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:53:48 AM

And we thought WE have problems with frac'ing?
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 9:13:25 AM

I agree 100% with endymion.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 7:14:00 AM

China has few environmental regulations, so it has become the most polluted country on the planet. Jobs and economic growth come at a price.
andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:44:23 PM

Shale gases now appear to be everywhere.
Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:30:57 PM

Good for them.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:29:05 PM


Wait, Wait, let me guess Bucky!
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:05:16 PM


I have something to offer or suggest to China but it would not be tolerated on this blog. :)
tankumo
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:13:53 PM

It may not be easy to frac these fields, plus China has draught problem too. Expect China to import LNG for a while.

YaBassa
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:54:55 PM

Go for it
TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:50:10 PM

seemingly no doubt, just a matter of time
OHIO50
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:33:18 PM

Fallow this lead US.
montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:13:17 PM

maybe will improve the tech to this as it's not going to stop soon
Wally3023
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:04:28 PM

Oh goody
dvrm9
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:34:12 PM

Good for them
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:27:24 PM

At least they're trying to tap their own natural resources. Growing demand for energy there will have a major impact on world markets.
Sapper08
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:52:11 PM

Good! Let them pump deadly chemicals into THEIR ground(water)!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:41:33 PM

good for them
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:28:13 PM

By 2030 we may not be using gas on auto industry
dh0770
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:26:23 PM

Send Gore and his ecoterrorists over there...
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:12:51 PM

They are not dumb.
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:51:55 PM

Once this wells start producing will world oil prices slip to pre 2008 prices?
Romey08
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:36:17 PM

China hunger means more export from North America
gbs1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:03:02 PM

They need to develop the shale projects. Then they could convert their pollution spewing oil burning plants to reduce the pollution they are sending all over the world.
RBob
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:52:31 AM

Why develop their own now when they can get subsidized product from Canada and the US and keep their's for the future. They are not dumb.
zoomer20
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:37:28 AM

China will be the new superpower that the US made rich. After all, didn't they just buy an oil company from Canada for 15 billion in "Walmart" cash. They can't wait for the benefits they will receive from the Keystone pipeline.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:18:06 AM

they will beat the obama team by at least a decade at this endevour
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:10:24 AM

The middle east has to be disappointed.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:59:50 AM

I wonder if the Chinese will be concerned at all about sealing the wells properly to avoid release of methane and air pollution which will then circulate globally.
bcline909
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:46:26 AM

lots of resources
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:36:20 AM

about time they started to explore their own land fro fuels...
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:17:46 AM

With China's huge growing need for oil. Who is doing the drilling for them? 30 years ago, China had no drilling industry..

Are we shipping our oil technology to China? What do we get in return? High fuel price at the pump?
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:17:37 AM

Proven engineering expertise? Then why do they burn so much coal?
Hawg1408
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:09:29 AM

Should help out the economy
oas
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:06:33 AM

China has a huge and growing thirst for oil.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:06:13 AM

It would be great to see them cut their coal use over there.
Rappcommuter
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:04:45 AM

I agree with doeslayer. I would like to see China use their resources instead of trying to use up other countries resources.
el_fr
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:03:51 AM

We will see
OTISFL
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:01:07 AM

Anything BP suggests I wouldn't trust.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:37:28 AM

It is about time the Chinese start to utilize (exploit) their own natural resources other than their subjugated population.
peabeax55
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:28:03 AM

"proven engineering expertise" Ha Ha. You mean like those relatively new sky scrapers that had to be torn down because the foundation tipped?
You mean the bridges that collapsed when less than a decade old?
You mean the satellites they managed to launch after stealing technology from the west?
You mean coupled with its slave labor...worked 14-18 hours a day....

China will always have some degree of success. At least this may keep some of the people there from freezing to death.
Mark8601
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:24:23 AM

Maybe we can barter for food.
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:21:20 AM

Sooner the better
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:20:42 AM

OK
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