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Focus on the development of natural gas hydrate in China

  1. Economics and management department, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
Version 1 : Received: 15 July 2016 / Approved: 15 July 2016 / Online: 15 July 2016 (11:33:39 CEST)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Tan, Z.; Pan, G.; Liu, P. Focus on the Development of Natural Gas Hydrate in China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 520. Tan, Z.; Pan, G.; Liu, P. Focus on the Development of Natural Gas Hydrate in China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 520.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2016, 8, 520
DOI: 10.3390/su8060520

Abstract

Natural gas hydrate, also known as combustible ice and mainly composed of methane, it is identified as the potential clean energy in the 21th century. Due to its large reserves, gas hydrate can ease problems caused by energy resource shortage and has gained attention around the world. In this paper, we focus on the exploration and development of gas hydrate as well as discussing its status and future development trend in China and abroad, then we analyze its opportunities and challenges in China from four aspects: resource, technology, economy and police with five forces model and PEST method. The results show, China has abundance gas hydrate resource; however the backward technologies and inadequate investment has seriously hindered the future development of gas hydrate, so China should establish relevant cooperation framework and intuitional arrangement to attract more investment as well as breaking through technical difficulties to make gas hydrate commercialization as soon as possible.

Subject Areas

natural gas hydrate; five forces model; intuitional arrangement

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