China studies Tarim basin gas pipeline

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Dec 22 -- Chinese government officials are promoting plans to build a second natural gas pipeline linking gas deposits in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang with Guangzhou.

A senior official from the Ministry of Land and Resources said companies and government bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, are engaged in preliminary study of the project.

The official told state media that PetroChina, which started construction of its West-East gas pipeline in 2004, would build the new line. A PetroChina official said the firm's subsidiary for natural gas and pipeline operations was considering the line's feasibility.

Other PetroChina sources said construction of the new pipeline to Guangzhou would start in 2020. Capacity would be 26 billion cu m/year.

According to an engineer at PetroChina's Planning & Engineering Institute, supplies would be supplemented with gas from Russia or Kazakhstan.

He said PetroChina estimates gas reserves in Xinjiang's Tarim basin at 658 billion cu m.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

Related Articles

BLM seeks comments on proposed gas line route change in Colorado

08/06/2015 The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on a SourceGas LLC subsidiary’s proposal to upgrade and potentially reroute a natural gas pipe...

TurkmenGaz to lead TAPI pipeline venture

08/06/2015 State-owned TurkmenGaz of Turkmenistan will lead the consortium of national governments planning to build, own, and operate the 1,800-km Turkmenist...

Gazprom, BASF to cooperate on Nord Stream II project

08/06/2015 Russia’s OAO Gazprom and Germany’s BASF SE have signed a memorandum of intent stipulating cooperation on construction of the Nord Stream II gas pip...

FERC seeks comments on Atlantic Coast Pipeline route alternatives

08/06/2015 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking comments from landowners who potentially might be affected by newly identified routes for th...

NextEra to acquire South Texas gas lines

08/05/2015 NextEra Energy Partners LP, Juno Beach, Fla., has agreed to acquire natural gas pipelines in South Texas from privately held NET Midstream for $2.1...

ETP launches open season for Delaware Pipeline

08/05/2015 Energy Transfer Partners LP, Dallas, reported that its affiliate, ETP Crude LLC, will launch a binding open season for the Delaware basin crude gat...

US LNG export prospects are uncertain, Brookings analyst says

08/04/2015 US LNG export projects face an uncertain future despite continued discoveries and production growth, a Brookings Institution analyst said. “More li...

Rangeland forms new midstream partnership

08/04/2015 Rangeland Energy, Sugar Land, Tex., has received a $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and formed Rangeland Energy III LLC...

Minister: GAIL ‘running behind schedule’ on three pipeline projects

08/03/2015

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas says GAIL (India) Ltd. is “running behind schedule” on three pipeline projects.

White Papers

UAS Integration for Infrastructure: More than Just Flying

Oil and gas companies recognize the benefits that the use of drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) c...

Solutions to Financial Distress Resulting from a Weak Oil and Gas Price Environment

The oil and gas industry is in the midst of a prolonged worldwide downturn in commodity prices. While ...
Sponsored by

2015 Global Engineering Information Management Solutions Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global...
Sponsored by

Three Tips to Improve Safety in the Oil Field

Working oil fields will always be tough work with inherent risks. There’s no getting around that. Ther...
Sponsored by

Pipeline Integrity: Best Practices to Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Commodity Releases

Commodity releases can have catastrophic consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for p...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Digital Asset Approach - Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations

There is constant, intensive change in the capital projects and asset life cycle management. New chall...
Sponsored by

Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry with EPPM

With budgets in the billions, timelines spanning years, and life cycles extending over decades, oil an...
Sponsored by

Asset Decommissioning in Oil & Gas: Transforming Business

Asset intensive organizations like Oil and Gas have their own industry specific challenges when it com...
Sponsored by
Available Webcasts


Operating a Sustainable Oil & Gas Supply Chain in North America

When Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Short lead times and unpredictable conditions in the Oil & Gas industry can create costly challenges in supply chains. By implementing a LEAN culture of continuous improvement you can eliminate waste, increase productivity and gain end-to-end visibility leading to a sustainable and well-oiled supply chain.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Ryder System, Inc.

register:WEBCAST


The Resilient Oilfield in the Internet of Things World

When Tue, Sep 22, 2015

As we hear about the hype surrounding the Internet of Things, the oil and gas industry is questioning what is different than what is already being done. What is new?  Using sensors and connecting devices is nothing new to our mode of business and in many ways the industry exemplifies many principles of an industrial internet of things. How does the Internet of Things impact the oil and gas industry?

Prolific instrumentation and automation digitized the industry and has changed the approach to business models calling for a systems led approach.  Resilient Systems have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining their central purpose.  A resilient system, such as Maximo, allows an asset intensive organization to leverage connected devices by merging real-time asset information with other critical asset information and using that information to create a more agile organization.  

Join this webcast, sponsored by IBM, to learn how about Internet of Things capabilities and resilient systems are impacting the landscape of the oil and gas industry.

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Taking the Headache out of Fuel License and Exemption Certificates: How to Ensure Compliance

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

This webinar, brought to you by Avalara, will detail the challenges of tax document management, as well as recommend solutions for fuel suppliers. You will learn:

-    Why it’s critical to track business partner licenses and exemption documents
-    The four key business challenges of ensuring tax compliance through document management
-    Best practice business processes to minimize exposure to tax errors

register:WEBCAST


Driving Growth and Efficiency with Deep Insights into Operational Data

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Capitalizing on today’s momentum in Oil & Gas requires operational excellence based on a clear view of what your business data is telling you. Which is why nearly half* of oil and gas companies have deployed SAP HANA or have it on their roadmap.

Join SAP and Red Hat to learn more about using data to drive process improvements and identify new opportunities with the SAP HANA platform running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This webinar will also show how your choice of infrastructure impacts the performance of core business applications and your ability to achieve data-driven insights quickly and reliably.

*48% use SAP, http://go.sap.com/solution/industry/oil-gas.html

register:WEBCAST


Emerson Micro Motion Videos

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected