Opinion on Natural Resources in China

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Western oil majors are feeling the pinch from national companies

As recent figures indicate, major Western oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and TOTAL are increasingly losing ground to a new breed of competitors. With many of the most lucrative hydrocarbon reserves situated in emerging nations and jealously guarded by national oil and gas companies, could this signal the end for Western domination of the oil industry?

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2011
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The biorefineries value chain could be worth $300 billion by 2030, but Europe may miss out

According to the World Economic Forum, the value chain around biorefineries might be worth $300 billion by 2030. Europe is in a uniquely favorable position to capture some of this, but unless it has the political will to do so, Brazil, China, Indonesia and the US are likely to reap the benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2010
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Sino-Iranian relations and the growing West-East oil divide

Political pressure from Washington has, to a certain degree, motivated some of the world's largest oil traders to stop supplying gasoline to Iran in recent months. As a result, the crude-rich but gasoline-short country is looking for alternative supply partners such as China, a shift that has the potential to reshape the long-term international oil and gas political scene.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2010
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Low-carbon power: China set to become the world's largest supplier by 2020

China is the world's largest consumer of energy, and has now surpassed the US as the world's greatest emitter of greenhouse gases. With energy demand across the nation rising and global oil supplies tightening, alternative resources are being given greater consideration than ever before. Consequently, most forms of low-carbon power generation are experiencing record growth in China.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2011
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Japan: pursuing Australia's natural gas resources

For the past three years, Australia has hosted a thrilling race to develop its coal seam gas resources. BG Group is the current market leader, with other IOC/NOC joint ventures close behind; Shell made the most recent move, offering to acquire the remaining shares of its partner Arrow Energy. Yet, with competition continuing apace, Japan's strategic purchases have been largely overlooked.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2010
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Is China ready to explore its shale gas potential?

With an economy that is growing at nearly 10% annually and with natural gas consumption expected to reach approximately 278 billion cubic meters per year by 2020 (up from the current level of 105 billion), Chinese authorities are eager to secure energy resources worldwide while strengthening the domestic industry. Will shale gas play an important role in the future Chinese energy picture?

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2011
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Iranian energy sector: US and EU embargoes likely to benefit Chinese oil companies

Iran's alleged nuclear activities have led the US and EU to impose new tougher sanctions on the country and its energy sector in a bid to cripple its oil-dependent economy. However, the Iranian energy sector is likely to find enough support from China to fill both the supply and demand gaps left by Western companies that have exited the market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2010
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India and China to benefit as global solar PV returns to pre-recession growth

Following a period of uncertainty due to the financial crisis, the global solar PV industry grew by around 70% in 2010, driven by Western European countries, particularly Germany and Italy. The next decade is expected to be a strong one for the industry, led by established solar markets as well as emerging ones such as the US, China, and India.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2011
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Gazprom: sends Ukraine new warning signals over gas price

In a world with growing international competition for supplies, Gazprom is reported to have agreed to gradually increase the price that it pays for Central Asian gas, in order to secure supplies from the region that may otherwise be exported to China and to Europe directly via the Nabucco pipeline. As a result, Ukraine may be forced to increase its import prices or risk supply disruption.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2008
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CNOOC/Chesapeake deal could provide technological push for China's shale gas industry

In a bid to bridge its supply-demand gap, China is looking to acquire US exploration and production companies' technical expertise so that it can develop and monetize its potentially huge untapped shale gas reserves. By acquiring a 33.3% interest in the US' Eagle Ford shale formation, state-owned CNOOC has taken the lead in this direction, which could see other Chinese companies follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2010

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