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09 November 2005

China and the Geopolitics of Oil in the Asian Pacific Region


Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estrategicos/ Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Spain

"China and the Geopolitics of Oil in the Asian Pacific Region (WP) WP 38/2005 (Translated from Spanish) -- Documentos Pablo Bustelo (5/9/2005) Contents: Summary, Introduction, (1) Energy in China: a voracious appetite, (2) Oil in China: a growing dependence on imports, (3) Chinese energy security in the oil sector: a serious concern, (4) China and the geopolitics of oil geopolitics in the Asian Pacific region: the Chinese factor, Conclusions, References"

Figures and Charts:
Figure 1. Energy consumption in China, 1965-2004 (million tons of oil equivalent and percentage of world consumption), Chart 1. World energy demand, 2004 and 2030 (million barrels/day of oil equivalent and percentages), Figure 2. Oil consumption and production in China, 1965-2004 (thousand bbl/d), Figure 3. Natural gas consumption and production in China, 1970-2004 (Mtoe), Figure 4. Coal consumption and production in China, 1981-2004 (Mtoe), Chart 2. Distribution of primary energy consumption by source, 1991 and 2004 (in %), Figure 5. Energy intensity in China (kg of oil equivalent per thousand yuan of GDP at 1995 prices), 1979-2004, Figure 6. Oil consumption in China, Japan and the US 1990-2004 (million bbl/d), Chart 3. Increase in world and Chinese oil demand, 1994-2004 (thousand barrels/day compared with the year before, and percentages), Figure 7. Projected trends in oil consumption in several countries, 2005-25 (million bbl/d), Chart 4. Indicators of energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, 2000, Chart 5. Oil consumption, 2004-30 (million bbl/d), Figure 8. Oil consumption and production in China, 1990-2025 (thousand bd), Figure 9. Chinese oil consumption and imports to China, 2004-2030 (million bbl/d and %), Figure 10. Geographic distribution of Chinese oil imports, 1991-2001, Figure 6 [sic - ed.]. Proved oil reserves (million barrels, end of 2004) and oil production (million barrels a day, 2004), Figure 11. Geographic distribution of Chinese and Japanese oil imports, 2004

"If Chinese oil imports increase from 4 million bbl/d today to 7 million bbl/d in 2020, to 8 million bbl/d in 2025, and to 11 million bbl/d in 2030, the global effects of such a rise will significantly affect both the availability and the price of crude. China is already actively seeking oil (and natural gas) beyond its borders. This search will undoubtedly accelerate in the coming years, with the effect of altering the geopolitics of energy and oil in the Asian Pacific region and around the world." - pablo bustelo

Pablo Bustelo is a Senior Analyst (Asia-Pacific region) at the Elcano Royal Institute and professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid - ed.


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