Gas supply from key Xinjiang oilfield hits 60 billion cubic meters

10:27, December 11, 2009      

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Tarim Oilfield in Xinjiang, one of the major suppliers of natural gas from west China to the east, has delivered 60 billion cubic meters of gas to east China cities as of Thursday, the company said.

The oilfield is now supplying nearly 50 million cubic meters of gas each day to 80 cities including Beijing and Shanghai. The oilfield is capable of piping 18 billion cubic meters of gas annually to other parts of China and has a production capacity of 20 billion cubic meters a year, said Wu Chenggang, head of the company's gas sales department.

China's project of transmitting natural gas from western regions to the east was put into commercial operation in 2004. It has brought gas to more than 3,000 businesses and 300 million people.

Source: Xinhua
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