China-Myanmar gas pipeline to deliver 1bcm of gas to China in ’13

19 July 2013 08:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS) -- China-Myanmar gas pipeline is expected to deliver 1 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to China this year, following operation of the whole line in the fourth quarter, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the biggest owner and operator of the pipeline, commenced trial operation of the Myanmar section on 15 July and plans to bring on stream the Chinese section in late 2013,  the source from PetroChina Kunlun Gas said.

PetroChina Kunlun Gas is a subsidiary of CNPC focusing on gas distribution business.

However, there are uncertainties on achieving the 1bcm transmission target,  as gas production in Myanmar is limited, the source said.  

The $1.04bn China-Myanmar gas pipeline is designed with an annual transport capacity of 12bcm of natural gas.

By: Minhao Zhu

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