July 2015

Regional Report

China’s ‘energy revolution’ strives for sustainable growth

China's energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand.

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

    As China seeks greater energy security and moves away   from obsolete facilities (top), it is increasing its refining   capacity with construction and expansion projects like the   Sinopec and BASF JV complex in Nanjing (bottom). Over the past decade, the People’s Republic of China has experienced unprecedented growth. The country’s energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand. While striving to secure energy resources, China is facing pressure to reduce air pollution levels caused by these expansions. Traffic congestion and smog levels in China

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