China’s Natural Gas Development Report – Reality Check

China recently released its Natural Gas Development Report for 2019, a document which sets outs its plans for the sector in the years ahead.  The past two years of stellar gas demand growth have framed a narrative, at least in western markets, that China’s future demand growth will remain in double-digit percentage rates and be heavily dependent on LNG.  The narrative that emerges from Chinese energy planners’ thinking is much more complex, assessing the interplay between the various domestic challenges and the international challenge of the US-China trade war.

By: Stephen O'Sullivan