Oxford Energy Podcast
Michal Meidan, a research associate at OIES and leading China analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the current state of the Chinese gas market and the prospects for future growth. The recent rebound in LNG demand in China and the renewed government focus on air quality and the environment has encouraged a more positive view of the future for gas in the Chinese energy economy. Michal discusses the reasons for the upturn in gas demand, the impact of government policy on coal-to-gas switching, the prospects for indigenous Chinese gas production and the balance of Chinese gas exports. She also assesses the need for price and institutional reform and the likelihood of China achieving its targets for gas demand in 2020 and 2030.