Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Cloudy    13 / 21 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Business

Third line to boost gas supply

By Du Juan (China Daily)

08:11, October 17, 2012

China on Tuesday began the construction of its third pipeline that will send natural gas from the nation's resource-rich western regions to the energy-starved east.

The west-to-east gas pipeline, which will cost 125 billion yuan ($20 billion), is expected to transmit 30 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

It will help transport 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year from Central Asia and deliver 5 billion cubic meters of coal gas from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to central and eastern China, according to China National Petroleum Corp, which owns the project.

The 7,378-km pipeline will cross 10 provinces and autonomous regions, including Xinjiang, Gansu and Ningxia, having one trunk line, eight branch lines, three gas storage facilities and a liquid natural gas peak-shaving station.

The third pipeline, a project approved this year by the State Council, is expected to be completed before 2015.

"The completion of the project will help millions of people in the areas along the pipelines to use clean energy," said Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in a congratulatory letter. "It will improve China's energy structure and contribute to the country's target of reducing carbon emissions."

Meanwhile, the construction of the project will bring business opportunities to related industries such as equipment manufacturing and material technology, he said.

After completion, the project will be able to deliver 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the market every year, which will help raise the percentage of natural gas consumption in the country's primary energy use from the current 4.6 percent to 5.6 percent, said Liu Tienan, head of the National Energy Administration.

"Although the Chinese government is encouraging the development of shale gas, it takes time," he said. "In a very long time, China's natural gas supply will still rely on the imports."

The three main suppliers of imported natural gas delivered by the pipeline are Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Coal gas from Xinjiang will be the supplementary source.

Liu said China's dependency on imported natural gas will rise to 30 percent this year and it will continue to increase.

【1】 【2】



News we recommend:
House prices nudge upward in September Islands dispute benefits carmakers' competitors Ice train begins trial operations
Falsely labeled crabs upset the market A Boon to the Economy 'Right time' for London to build RMB business
Global economic woes mire China in trade rows  Solar firms cut employees Making due contributions to world economy

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:厉振羽、张洪宇)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Nanjing MAC organizes actual-troop exercise

  2. Switzerland's Breitling Jet Team

  3. Endeavour moves to final home

  4. Exhibition marking 60th anniversary of NUAA

  5. Snow already for northern China

  6. The consuming challenge of food safety

  7. Paintings? No,they're dishes!

  8. American singer Ke$ha graces magazine cover

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Commentary: Japan's propaganda war on Diaoyu
  2. To Put political label on Chinese investors unfair
  3. Tokyo's war crime recognition crucial
  4. China bashing: Shame on American politics
  5. Protectionism cuts both ways for US businesses
  6. Commentary: US politicians' hypocrisy
  7. Created-in-China products need promoting
  8. Greater co-op called among China, S Korea, Japan
  9. Editorial: A Boon to the Economy
  10. Upsurge of giving birth in US should cool down

What’s happening in China

Snow already for northern China

  1. Permanent residency could get easier
  2. 'Hukou' scam alleged over ID lawsuit
  3. Food safety workers must pass rules quiz
  4. Expressway maintenance halted after road deaths
  5. Pollutants cited in early puberty among children