With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, the United States Energy Association commissioned a study produced by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy on shale gas policies in China. The study, entitled “Meeting China’s Shale Gas Goals”, was authored by David Sandalow, Jingchao Wu, Qing Yang, Anders Hove and Junda Lin and released on September 11, 2014. The study is based on several dozen interviews conducted by the team led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. The team interviewed individuals from central government ministries, provincial government ministries, state-owned enterprises, independent oil and gas companies, oil and gas service companies, law firms, environmental groups, consultancies and universities. The team also surveyed the Chinese and English-language literature on the Chinese shale gas sector. A working draft of the study is available at http://www.usea.org/sites/default/files/Meeting%20China%27s%20Shale%20Ga...