China's Ministry of Land and Resources will open a second public tender for the sale of shale gas prospecting rights later this year after its first tender sale held on Monday, the Shanghai Securities News said in a Thursday report.
China's second east-west natural gas pipeline went into operation on Thursday.
China issued its first shale gas exploration tender with an offer of four blocks to a group of Chinese energy companies, state media reported, as the country kicks off its search for potentially vast reserves of the resource.
A plan to build an energy industry "golden triangle" in northwest China has been submitted for approval and may be implemented soon, the China Securities Journal quoted an unnamed source as saying Tuesday.
China's benchmark steam coal prices hit 843 yuan ($130.29) per ton last week, up 2 yuan per metric ton week-on-week.
The State Grid is considering investing in power stations in border areas to facilitate power transmission from Russia to China, in collaboration with Russian companies, an industry insider said.
China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the nation's biggest oil company by output, said that the first phase of the Al-Ahdab oilfield in Iraq with an annual capacity of 3 million tons started operations on June 21.
The National Bureau of Energy (NBE) finished safety checks of existing nuclear plants in May and will carry out similar inspections for plants under construction, the China Securities Journal reported June 26, citing a senior official.
Hydropower generation has increased as water levels of the country's hydro lakes continue to rise, but sluggish thermal power supply means electricity shortages are set to continue through summer.
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Friday that China appreciates and supports the International Energy Agency's (IEA) decision to release strategic oil reserves to ease supply disruptions in Libya.
US President's selection of John Bryson, a former utility executive from southern California, as commerce secretary, highlights the White House's desire to develop clean and renewable energy industries in the United States and foster a stronger partnership with China in the energy sector.
China could resume the approval process for new nuclear power projects by mid-2012, a senior nuclear expert said on Thursday.