July 2014

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HP Gas Processing: Eastern nations look to LNG for energy, environmental solutions

China and India are growing increasingly energy-hungry as their populations and transport infrastructures expand. At the same time, the two countries are seeking to reduce air pollution levels. In response, China and India are eyeing greater LNG imports and deeper emissions cuts.

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With a collective total of more than 2.6 billion (B) people, or 37% of the world’s population, China and India are the two most populous nations on earth. The United Nations expects the two countries to retain these titles through at least 2050, by which time they are estimated to boast a collective population of approximately 3 B people. The two emerging economies are growing increasingly energy-hungry as their populations and transport infrastructures expand. At the same time, China and India are seeking to reduce air pollution levels caused by these expansions. China, in particular, is being pressured to reduce traffic congestion and smog levels in its major cities, which are among

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