Chinaʼs National Energy Administration (NEA) said on July 9 that China may cap its total energy consumption at a coal equivalent of 4.1 billion metric tons annually, or roughly 28 percent above current consumption levels, as the country deals with limited natural resources and energy security. The NEA noted that six industries including: electricity, steel, construction, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, and petroleum, accounted for 42.7 percent of China's energy consumption growth over the first half of 2011, and that a total cap on energy use will target the country's energy-intensive industries.