Second west-east natural gas transmission project completed

13:24, June 14, 2011      

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The construction of the second west-east natural gas transmission pipeline has been completed, and it will be up and running at the end of June, according to an announcement made by China National Petroleum Corporation on June 13.

The pipeline is China's first natural gas transmission project that connects to foreign countries. It comprises one major line and eight other branch lines and is 8,653 kilometers in length.

The pipeline starts at Khorgos of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and then it stretches to Hong Kong, crossing fifteen regions and special administrative regions of China.

The project involves investments of approximately 142.2 billion yuan and is capable of operating for 30 some years with an annual 30 billion cubic meters natural gas being transmitted. It will play a significant role in ensuring China’s energy security, optimizing energy consumption structure, implementing energy conservation and realizing sustainable development.

By People's Daily Online
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