Australian is the world's biggest free online database of information on Australian resource companies.

This website has up-to-date details on over 1000 separate listed and unlisted organisations, including what they mine (or explore) for, how much of any given resource they have in the ground, or in reserve, the location of their operations, corporate details, news, links and history. Find out more

Australian Shares

Australian Shares Sparty's Blog

Comments on this blog should never be taken as investment advice

Posts on this website are general "tips" and nothing more than that and should never be used to make an investment or trading decision. All information should be carefully cross-checked against official sources for accuracy. Sparty's posts nearly always relate to companies that he either holds, has held or intends to hold.

Main ForumSino Gas & Energy (ASX SEH) China's energy bank

  • There has been a virtual explosion of interest into shale gas with my in-box getting 12 articles about it today.

    The Times article The Benefits and Costs of a "Golden Age" of Natural Gas and Fracking gives a quite lengthy overview and some great links and tasty bits.

    The part about China, reproduced below, got me thinking of ways to play the China gas story and that led me to think about one of my shares ASX: SEH:

    Snipett: "Seeing natural gas displace coal will make a real difference—especially in the world's most polluted cities. China has embarked on an aggressive strategy to develop its own unconventional gas resources and bring in more from abroad, not so much for climate reasons—though natural gas is a cleaner fossil fuel—but for health factors. China is faced with a "very grave" environmental situation, as its top green official put it recently. Though there is worry here in the U.S. about the threat that hydofracking gas might pose to water supplies—more on that later—in China, home to 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, that would be an acceptable risk. In fact, it would almost certainly be a welcome tradeoff—as anyone who's spent time in blackened Chinese cities like Beijing or Chongqing would know."


  • The Ordos Basin boasts widespread resources in its vast area. These many kinds of energy and mineral resources are characterized by huge potential and considerable reserves. In fact, it contributes most to the reserves of natural gas, coal bed methane, and coal already proven in China, accounting for nearly 6%, 13%, and 20%, respectively.

    With more than 10 billion tons of petroleum resources, the basin ranks fourth in China. The Ordos Basin contains about 11 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and 19 trillion cubic meters of coal bed methane.

    Its proven oil and gas fields include Yanchang, Sulige, Ansai, Jing'an, and Jingbian, providing a stable gas supply to the first and second Shaan-Jing Gas Pipelines and the first and second West-East Gas Pipelines.

    Read more

  • Sino Energy and Gas (ASX: SEH) price increase of 27% for gas sales.

Want to take part in this discussion? Click one of these: Sign In Apply for Membership

Australian Shares Forum Options


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to take part in the discussions, click one of these buttons!

Sign In Apply for Membership