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So far, most of China's relelntless energy growth has been provided by coal, but given that it is beginning to lose its self-sufficiency in that fuel as well, future prospects are dire (how much coal can a 1.5 billion ton per year producer can import from a 200 million ton producers, ie Australia?).

More like how much coal can a 3 billion ton consumer import from, say, a billion ton producer like the US.

China's coal situation to me seems to bear at least a slight resemblance to that of the US with oil forty or fifty years ago.

by MarekNYC on Tue May 27th, 2008 at 09:07:34 AM EST
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