Oxford Energy Podcast – Outlook for LNG in China towards 2020: War against Air Pollution

China’s “War against Air Pollution” has seen considerable action from the Chinese government over the last few Chinese five year plans, initially focussing on SO2 and NOX with the later plans addressing particulate pollution. In this fascinating interview, Akira Miyamoto & Chikako Ishiguro, Visiting Authors at the OIES, discuss the measures taken against air pollution in China since the late 2000s, how successful the Chinese actions plans have been to reduce emissions as well as gas demand and pricing in China.  Discussions also include how the rise in Chinese gas and LNG import requirements drove Asian prices so high in the winter of 2017/18 as well as the  future potential for additional LNG and gas pipeline imports in the future.