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China's Shale Gas Revolution is about to be staged

Oct 01, 2019

Shale gas refers to the natural gas that is present in the shale system. It is a new type of energy resource with coalbed methane and tight sandstone gas, which constitute the world's three unconventional natural gas.

In recent years, shale gas has sprung up in unconventional natural gas, and has become a new bright spot in the exploration and development of global oil and gas resources. According to forecasts, the world's shale gas resources are 456 trillion cubic meters, mainly distributed in North America, Central Asia and China, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, the former Soviet Union and other regions, equivalent to conventional natural gas. The world's shale gas resources research and exploration and development began early in the United States. In 2009, the annual output of shale gas in the United States was close to 100 billion cubic meters, exceeding the annual output of conventional natural gas in China. In addition to the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden, Poland and other countries have also begun shale gas research and exploration and development.

The Ministry of Land and Resources held a press conference to disclose the results of the large-scale official shale gas reserve assessment activities in China. After the census, the potential of shale gas geological resources in China's land is 134.42 trillion cubic meters, and the potential of recoverable resources is 25.08 trillion cubic meters (excluding Qinghai-Tibet). According to China's current natural gas consumption, if fully exploited, 25 trillion cubic meters of shale gas can be used in China for nearly 200 years. This may bring a "shale gas revolution" to China.https://www.inocofiltration.com/