OIES Podcast – China Energy Outlook 2023

In this latest Podcast from the OIES China Energy Research Programme, David Ledesma talks to Michal Meidan, Anders Hove and Philip Andrews-Speed about the outlook for China in 2023. They discuss China’s reopening after three years of stringent COVID controls and the implications for energy demand as well as energy policy. They highlight their views on oil and gas demand and question the extent to which power outages are likely to plague China again this year, assuming that the economy recovers significantly in the second half of the year. They also discuss how China is balancing energy security, especially as it relates to coal production and consumption, with its climate ambitions.