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|26 Nov 13||
China sends carrier to South China Sea for training amid maritime disputes
China sent its sole aircraft carrier on a training mission into the South China Sea on Tuesday amid maritime disputes with some neighbours and tension over its plan to set up an airspace defence zone in waters disputed with Japan.
|24 Nov 13||
China: Wood Mackenzie says China's winter gas shortage will be an annual trend through to 2020
Wood Mackenzie says northern China will see residential winter gas demand this year increase up to tenfold from non-peak requirements in some cities. In this peak season, China will be forced to rely more on the spot market due to limitations in domestic production and contracted supply.
|24 Nov 13||
China's oil pipeline blast toll rises to 52
The deaths in an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao city in China's Shandong province have climbed to 52, rescuers said Sunday. According to the rescue agency, four more bodies were found at the blasts site, and reports and investigations showed 11 others were missing in the accident, reports Xinhua.
|15 Nov 13||
China: Shell and Sinopec drilling for shale gas in central China
Royal Dutch Shell and China's Sinopec Corp are drilling exploration wells to test shale potential in central China, where little prospecting for the fuel has been done, company officials said on Thursday.
|10 Nov 13||
China plans third shale gas auction
China plans to launch a third round of tenders to develop its shale gas blocks soon and some of the blocks on offer would be less geologically challenging, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources.
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