June 20, 2014

For Gas, China Muscles onto Russia's Turf

Reid Standish, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

To see the future of Central Asia, just follow the pipelines to China.

 

China has turned to Central Asia to satisfy its growing appetite for energy for 15 years now. According to a new report by energy giant British Petroleum, nearly half of China's imported natural gas comes from the region. Moreover, the report argues that Chinese demand for Central Asian gas will only increase as Beijing continues to wean itself from coal. 

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TAGGED: Energy, China, Russia, Central Asia

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