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A policy study examining the use of imported LNG for gas-fired power generation on the southeast coast of China


  • Li, Yajun
  • Bai, Fangfang


Since China's energy demand is growing quickly, speeding up the development of natural gas is an important substitute and supplement for coal and oil. The development of the natural gas market in many developing countries has demonstrated that the success of the whole project hinges upon the success of gas-fired power generation. However, under the current energy pricing system in China, the advantages of gas-fired power plants, such as low investment costs and high efficiency, have not been able to offset the low price of coal. The gas-fired power plants, both at downstream of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry and upstream of the power sector, are faced with a dilemma. In order to solve the problems facing gas-fired power projects while providing policy guidance for the future development of gas-fired power projects, the policy of gas-fired power generation using imported LNG on the southeastern coast of China was examined. This study aims to identify the position of the national energy strategy that China should import some LNG from the other countries, to guide the development of energy policy in this region, and to formulate some clear policy measures.

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  • Li, Yajun & Bai, Fangfang, 2010. "A policy study examining the use of imported LNG for gas-fired power generation on the southeast coast of China," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 896-901, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:38:y:2010:i:2:p:896-901

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