In pursuit of an environment-friendly society, the Chinese government has been promoting natural gas by constructing pipelines and introducing new applications for the fuel source. Other demand drivers for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry have been increased real estate development, which has caused the number of household gas users to rise, and power factories increasing their consumption of natural gas. The severe air pollution in 2013 also pushed the government to promote gas consumption as a replacement to other more polluting energy sources.
The Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry comprises businesses that transmit, distribute, and sell self-produced or purchased fuel gas. The production activities of this industry include coal gasification, petroleum cracking, gas extraction, and natural gas refinement. Natural gas mining, bottled petroleum gas retailing, and pipeline fuel gas transmission are not included in this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.