The purge of senior oil company officials has led to speculation that this may be followed by industrial reform.
The first decade of the century saw a peak in the frequency and intensity of energy disruptions arising from bottlenecks in the supply chain. These have been eased through a combination of massive investment in energy infrastructure and slowing energy demand.
China brings in two-tiered pricing for natural gas.
A new draft regulation provides for a ban on the import of low-quality coal and for higher standards of thermal coal produced in China.
Reform of the State Grid Corporation appears to be back on the government's agenda, but the outcome is uncertain.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that China will not meet its 2015 target for shale gas production.
On 4th March 2013, I was in Dublin to give a talk on this topic at the Insititute of International and European Affairs
On 29 February 2012 Philip gave a presentation on this topic as part of the Transnational Asia Lecture Series at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
On 24th February 2012, Philip Andrews-Speed and Geoff Kemp (both Fellows of the Transatlantic Academy) gave a lunch briefing to Congressional staff on the emerging threats in the East and South China Seas and on the strategic significance for the USA and for the Transatlantic Community.