PetroChina starts construction of third West-East gas pipeline

17 October 2012 04:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PetroChina has begun building the third West-East gas pipeline, which will extend from northwestern China to its southeast region, on 16 October, the country’s biggest oil and gas producer said in a statement on Wednesday.

The third pipeline, which costs yuan (CNY) 125bn ($20bn), is expected to come on stream in 2015, PetroChina said in a statement.

The third pipeline will help deliver more gas imports from central Asia to China to meet the country’s rising energy demand, the oil and gas producer added.

The pipeline consists of one trunk line and eight sub-lines that span a combined length of 7,378km and can transport 30bn cbm of gas a year to 10 provinces, PetroChina said.

The trunk line extends 5,220km from Horgos in northwestern China’s Xinjiang province to Fuzhou in the eastern Fujian province and links to section C of the central Asia’s pipeline, which is currently under construction, PetroChina said.

The company’s first and second West-East gas pipelines are already operating. The first pipeline has an annual capacity of 12bn cbm/year and the second pipeline has a capacity of 30bn cbm/year.

($1 = CNY6.26)

By: Fanny Zhang
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