Natural Gas in China

In 2007, China's natural gas consumption increased by 23.8% and attained 69.5 bcm. As a result of this rapid increase, the People's Republic of China became one of the world’s top ten countries in terms of natural gas consumption. Moreover, according to the IEA World Energy Outlook 2008, China will become the top natural gas-consuming country in the Asia Pacific region, overtaking Japan by 2015.