China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires


China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

Beijing, Dec 14 (AP) Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy shortages in frigid weather.
Utility companies in areas throughout China have reduced or cut off gas supplies to factories and other industrial customers.
The disruption highlights the difficulties of massive government efforts to clean up China’s smog-choked cities and reduce reliance on coal. Read More

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