China’s CNPC halts gas supply in Jiangxi on pipeline explosion

27 May 2013 07:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has suspended gas supply to Shangli County in Western Jiangxi province following Sunday’s explosion at the second West-East gas pipeline, industry sources said on Monday.

The explosion occurred at around 7:20 Beijing time (00:20 GMT) on 26 May, injuring two people, according to media reports.

The damaged section of the pipeline is currently under repair and is expected to resume operations on 29 May, the industry sources said.

Only Shangli County’s gas supply was affected, said one of the sources in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province.

The county consumes about 10,000 cubic metres/day of natural gas, and most of the volume is used in the residential sector, the source in Nanchang added.

China’s second West-East gas pipeline stretches 8,704 kilometres from the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to Hong Kong.

The pipeline has an annual capacity of 30 million cubic metres, according to the website of its operator CNPC.

By: Jane Han

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