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By the Numbers

China's growing natural gas demand

A growing economy and a shift to natural gas from coal to reduce smog and GHGs is driving skyrocketing demand in the world’s most populous nation.

The expected increase in Chinese consumption of natural gas by 2040.
58.8 bcf/d:
China's total natural gas consumption in 2040. Total Canadian production is currently 15.2 billion cubic feet per day.
The increase in Chinese imports of LNG in 2017 compared to 2016. 
China is expected to become the #1 importer of natural gas in the world in 2018. 
The proportion of natural gas in China’s energy mix by 2030—up from 5.9% in 2015.

(Sources: IEA, EIA, Reuters)