Friday, May 3, 2013

Could fracking solve China's energy problems?

Could fracking solve China's energy problems? - The Week
"According to the Washington Post's Steven Mufson, there are a complicated mix of "below the ground" and "above the ground" challenges.
One below-the-ground problem is the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang. Though it's believed to hold more than a third of China's shale gas resources, the area lacks the water supplies needed for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the method used to extract natural gas from shale. China also lacks the pipeline infrastructure to transport the gas to factories and power plants. "

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