China’s largest shale-gas project starts pro­duc­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The first phase of China’s largest shale gas project to date has gone into pro­duc­tion, the lat­est sign that the coun­try’s shale gas sec­tor has started to pick up steam in a bid to op­ti­mize China’s en­ergy mix amid mount­ing pres­sure caused by air pol­lu­tion.

Sinopec Group said that its Ful­ing shale gas project in the Sichuan Basin of south­west China has started with an an­nual ca­pac­ity of 5 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters. The state com­pany, also Asia’s big­gest oil re­finer, said that it plans to start the sec­ond phase at the same time with a pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 5 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters.

The daily pro­duc­tion at the Ful­ing site is enough to meet the daily consumption needs of 32 mil­lion res­i­dents.

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