2008 Research Report

Hong Kong’s Energy Future – Paper II

By Bill Barron
31 October 2008

“Mainland Gas for Hong Kong: Uncertainties Over Supply, Price, and Emission Impacts”

Plans for the proposed Hong Kong Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at South Soko Island were cancelled following the HKSAR Government’s surprise announcement that it had negotiated a deal with Mainland authorities for long-term alternative sources of natural gas for the territory. That deal is sketched out in a 300-word document, the 28 August 2008 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Energy Administration of China and the Government of the Hong Kong SAR.