LNG imports soar in first half
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.
The first stop for natural gas from Myanmar to enter China's Yunnan province.