China's Quest for Energy Security / Edition 1 by Erica Strecker Downs | 9780833028846 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
China's Quest for Energy Security / Edition 1

China's Quest for Energy Security / Edition 1

by Erica Strecker Downs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0833028847

ISBN-13: 9780833028846

Pub. Date: 10/06/2000

Publisher: Rand Publishing

China's two decades of rapid economic growth have fueled a demand for energy that has outstripped domestic sources of supply. China became a net oil importer in 1993, and the country's dependence on energy imports is expected to continue to grow over the next 20 years, when it is likely to import some 60 percent of its oil and at least 30 percent of its natural gas

Overview

China's two decades of rapid economic growth have fueled a demand for energy that has outstripped domestic sources of supply. China became a net oil importer in 1993, and the country's dependence on energy imports is expected to continue to grow over the next 20 years, when it is likely to import some 60 percent of its oil and at least 30 percent of its natural gas. China, thus, has to abandon its traditional goal of energy self-sufficiency—brought about by a fear of strategic vulnerability—and look abroad for resources. This study looks at the measures that China is taking to achieve energy security and the motivations behind those measures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833028846
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
10/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
75
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
1810L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Energy Demand and Supply in China
China's Energy Demand
China's Energy Supply
China's Energy Import Requirements
Chapter Three: China's Energy Security Activities
Investment in Overseas Oil Projects
Pipe Dreams
Plans for a Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Refinery Expansion to Process Middle Eastern Crudes
Development of the Natural Gas Industry
Opening the Door to Oil
Chapter Four: Implications of China's Energy Security Activities
Chapter Five: Conclusion
Bibliography

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