Tag Archives: China

Study Shows China’s Oil Demand Slowing Almost 60%

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

ESAI Energy has released a new study, Balancing Act: China’s Oil Demand and Energy Mix to 2030 that takes an in-depth look at China’s oil demand trends to 2030, projecting energy mix and demand for 13 oil and alternative fuel products. The study shows in detail that the pace of oil demand from 2015-30 will slow by almost 60% vs. the 2000-15 period. The study examines China’s efforts to balance the delicate relationship between coal, natural gas and oil and handle the dramatic changes in its oil products market. Beyond demand, the study looks at […]

Is China About To Open Up Its Oil Industry?

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Brief but extremely interesting note from China this week. Suggesting that an unparalleled opportunity in the energy space may be coming available here. That’s in the Chinese oil and natural gas industries. Where it appears the government may be about to open up former government-only sectors to outside investment, for the first time ever. That was the plan outlined by the head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Xu Shaoshi, at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. With this influential official saying that China will launch pilot programs for “mixed ownership” in oil […]