China to Produce 50 Bcm of Tight Gas by 2015, Researcher Says

China to see “production growth peak” of tight gas during 2016 and 2020, Sinopec says in newsletter posted on website. * Sinopec cites Zhang Donghui, researcher with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences * Tight-gas output to reach 80 bcm by 2020 and 100 bcm by 2030: researcher * China’s domestic gas output to reach 230 bcm by 2020; unconventional gas to make up 52% of supply: researcher * China’s shale gas and coal-bed methane output to reach 60 bcm and 70 bcm, respectively, by 2030: researcher *China to import 150 bcm of gas by 2020: researcher *China to import 250 bcm of gas by 2030, with domestic output estimated at 380 bcm: researcher

— With assistance by Sarah Chen

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