energy

Has China’s Fracking Revolution Begun?

China faces a “pressing need” to develop new energy sources as its oil fields dry up, writes Elliot Brennan for The Diplomat, and shale gas may hold the key to its future energy security: Estimates of China’s shale...

China Recharges Nuclear Power Ambitions

After defrosting its nuclear plans earlier this year, and amid ongoing questions over its safety in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, a nuclear official predicted on Wednesday that...

Explaining CNOOC’s Complicated Canada Deal

For The Diplomat, Hugh Stephens of the Asia Pacific Foundation of China breaks down state-owned CNOOC’s proposed $15.1 billion acquisition of Canada’s Nexen, the latest play by a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE)...

China Nuclear Plans Could Help Stimulus Efforts

Amid plans to defrost China’s nuclear plans, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, has approved of a nuclear safety plan. China had initially suspended nuclear power efforts after Japan’s March 11 nuclear crisis. From Reuters: The...

Warmer Ties For Russia, China With Big Gas Deals

From AP: Russia and China are closing in on a mammoth energy deal which could insure that Beijing has the fuel to run its factories and cities and Moscow has a vast new market for its natural gas empire. Russian Prime Minister...

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