- Natural gas production has recently grown in China largely because of increased development in low-permeability formations in the form of tight gas, shale gas, and to a lesser extent, coalbed methane.
- In June 2019, the Chinese government introduced a subsidy program that established new incentives for the production of natural gas from tight formations and extended existing subsidies for production from shale and coalbed methane resources.
- Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on China National Bureau of Statistics and IHS MarkitProduction of tight gas, shale gas, and coalbed methane collectively accounted for 41% of China's total domestic natural gas production in 2018.
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