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. "