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Discussion on future energy development strategy in China judged by oil & gas resources status

  • 1. China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083, China;
    2. Exploration and Production Research Institute of SINOPEC, Beijing 100083, China

Received date: 2002-09-19

  Revised date: 2002-11-19

  Online published: 2003-04-25


It is estimated that the recovery resources of oil&gas are about 14billion tons and9.3trillion cubic meters respectively in China.But comparing with the world average,it is rela-tively poor in oil&gas resources in China.At present,the exploration maturity in oil resources is rather high,the increasing potential of oil reserves and output is limited in the future,the pro-portion of oil in the primary energy consumption can only increase slightly,keeping at25%~26%.But the maturity in gas resources exploration is quite low,it is in the high speed develop-ment stage,the proportion of gas in the primary energy consumption is expected to increase rather rapidly,hopefully from 2.5%in2000to9.4%in2015.Correspondingly,the proportion of coal in the energy mixture is to reduce a bit,but it still maintains its foremost status in the pri-mary energy consumption.Therefore,according to the features of oil&gas resources,energy consumption and energy requirement in China,the following six suggestions concerning energy development strategy are put forward:to economize energy and to reduce consumption,enhance efficiency of energy utilization,carry out sustainable development strategy;to develop vigorously the technology of clean coal;to make great effort in oil&gas exploration and production relying on science and technology progress,so as to optimize energy structure;to implement the"going abroad"strategy and to participate actively in the international oil&gas resources market;and to exploit new kind energy vigorously,and to realize diversification of energy supply.

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ZHOU Zong-ying, TANG Yue-gang . Discussion on future energy development strategy in China judged by oil & gas resources status[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2003 , 18(2) : 210 -214 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2003.02.013