21 May 2013 08:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is expected to start operations at its 2,466km long gas pipeline in southern Xinjiang in July, the country’s biggest oil and gas producer said on Tuesday.
The pipeline, which cost approximately yuan (CNY) 6.4bn ($1.04bn), will reach five states and 26 counties in China’s remote northwest region.
About 2bn cubic metres of natural gas is expected to be delivered through the pipeline, CNPC said in a statement.
The company is also building new pipelines in other parts of Xinjiang and target to cover all urban areas by 2017, it said.
($1 = CNY6.14)
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