LNG im­ports soar in first half

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

me­ters by the end of this year, it said.

Wang said he be­lieved the Ful­ing project, a key role in achiev­ing China’s goal of pro­duc­ing 80 to 100 bil­lion cu m in 2030, will see its shale gas pro­duc­tion con­trib­ute around 4 to 5 per­cent of China’s to­tal gas con­sump­tion by 2020.

China has also com­mit­ted to ex­pand­ing its gas pipe­line net­works, with nat­u­ral gas pipe­lines reach­ing 123,000 kilo­me­ters by 2025, when all Chi­nese cities with more than half a mil­lion res­i­dents each will have ac­cess to nat­u­ral gas con­sump­tion, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Devel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion.

The coun­try’s nat­u­ral gas pipe­line net­work in 2015 reached 64,000 kilo­me­ters, and was ex­pected to reach 163,000 kilo­me­ters by 2025, a 9.8 per­cent an­nual in­crease, the com­mis­sion said

Ac­cord­ing to the Chi­nese govern­ment’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) for nat­u­ral gas, it will raise the pro­por­tion of nat­u­ral gas in the en­ergy con­sump­tion mix to around 10 per­cent by 2020, from around 5.9 per­cent in 2015.

Nat­u­ral gas im­ports will play an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant role in the coun­try’s en­ergy mix, it said.

YANG ZHENG / FOR CHINA DAILY

The first stop for nat­u­ral gas from Myan­mar to en­ter China's Yun­nan prov­ince.

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