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China, energy resources and trade routes

China, energy resources and trade routes The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, by the end of 2011, trade trought Malacca was greater than 15 million barrels per day (bbl/d), or about one-third of all seaborne oil. In comparison, the world's most important checkpoint for maritime transit, the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea, had an oil flow of about 17 milion bb/d in 2011. About 6 trillion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas, or more than half of global liquefied natural gas trade, passed trought the South China Sea in 2011. 011 11 Billion barrels of oil proved Billion barrels reserves in southern China sea 190 Trillion cubic feet of natural gas proved reserves in the south china sea O 190 tcf Oil transit (million barrels/day) Transit congestion Point Oil routes 0.0 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) routes LNG transit (trillion cubic feet) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) areas 0.0 KOR JPN Senkaku Islandş Diaoyu) Shanghai CHINA 1.4 2.4 3.2 3.4 NPL BHU Hong Kong BGD TWN IND VNM MYA 0.6 0.6 5.4 LAO BAY OF BENGAL Pararcet İslands Scarborough Islands THA 2.1 KHM Spratly Islands 10.4 1.5 0.3 PHL 0.9 from OTHER COUNTRIES 6/ 11 BRN Strait of Malacca MYS 0.9/0.4 PACIFIC OCEAN SINGAPORE MYS SUMATRA Natuna lislands NESIA -Lombok Strait Sunda Strait JA VA Oil routes between the islands of Java and Sumatra INDIAN OCEAN from AUSTRALIA A Hidden Treasure The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the South China Sea may contain anywhere between 5 and 22 billion barrels of oil and between 70 and 290 trillion cubic feet of gas in as-yet undiscovered resources. Undiscovered oil resources billion barrels of oil 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 South America « Sub-saharan a Middle East a & North Africa HH| North America « Former Soviet Union Asia & Pacific South China Sea* Europe Undiscovered gas resources trillion cubic feet 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 Former 1 Soviet Unton 000:O00:000:0O0000:00 0 Middle East 1 & North Afica O00000 000 O Sub-saharan a Africa 0000:0000O00 000.000 000:000:0000 & Carbean 000:000.00 0:00 O0 000:000:00 000:0 Asia 1 & Pacific South America « North America A South China a Sea 00 00 000:000:000:000:000:00 Europe « Does not include Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia's Java, Borneo and Sumatra basins, or Sulu Sea. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration © 2014 ABO from PERSIAN GULF from AFRICA SOUTH CHINE SEA

China, energy resources and trade routes

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Map showing the oil and liquefied natural gas routes passing through the South China Sea, which are disputed by the countries in that area.



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