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Annual output of shale gas to reach 6.5 billion cubic meters by 2015

By Yu Meng (People's Daily)

14:16, March 27, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

By 2015, the annual output of shale gas will reach 6.5 billion cubic meters in China, according to the Shale Gas Development Program (2011-2015) issued recently.

The program says that China will fundamentally complete investigations and assessments on potential shale gas resources of the whole China, established a batch of shale gas exploitation regions, preliminarily realize the scale production by 2015.

The programs also point out that, during the 12th Five-Year Plan, China's major tasks in the shale gas development include: carrying out investigations and assessments on potential shale gas resources of the whole China; overcoming scientific and technological difficulties and mastering the core technologies suitable for China's shale gas exploration; establishing 19 major shale gas exploration regions all over China.

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