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

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- 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

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