China's Gas-Demand Growth Rate Below GDP Hinders Russian Deals

  • Xi looks to energy security as Putin needs to boost income
  • Russia overtaking Angola as China's No. 2 oil supplier in 2015

China’s demand for natural gas is on pace to grow at a slower rate than the economy for a second straight year, a fact that bodes poorly for any energy agreements that President Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin may sign during a meeting in Beijing today.

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