Meta Data
Title in national language: 
页岩气发展规划(2016-2020)
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Draft Year: 
2016
Effective Start Year: 
2016
Effective End Year: 
2020
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Plan/Strategy
Economic Sector: 
Energy
Energy Types: 
Gas
Issued by: 
National Energy Administration
Overall Summary: 
The plan is the guideline for the shale gas development during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), it specifies the development priorities for the next five years till 2020 and provides a prospect for 2030. The policy analyzes the context for shale gas development in China, the opportunities and challenges, puts forward targets and main pilot projects, and clarifies the political and institutional supports.
Energy Supply and Infrastructure
Energy supply priorities: 
[...]By 2020, the shale gas production will achieve 30 billion cubic meters [...] By 2030 years shale gas production will be 800-1000 billion cubic meters
Infrastructure development priorities: 
According to shale gas production capacity construction and the situation of national natural gas pipeline network, support the integration of shale gas into gas pipelines. [...].
Investment
Energy sector investment priorities: 
Strengthen the shale gas technology research and development through the national science and technology programs (special projects and funds, etc.)[...]
Governance
Energy management principles: 
Implement shale gas development and financial subsidies policies, study the mine management mechanism for shale gas exploration and development[...]
Technology
Clean energy technology priorities: 
Improve the technology for shallow sea shale gas exploration (<3500 meters), make a significant breakthrough for the shale gas exploration technology in deep seas[...]