PetroChina plans pipeline to move Dagang gas to Shandong

PetroChina Co. plans to build a natural gas pipeline linking the northern city of Cangzhou and Zibo City in Shandong province in the east. The 209-km, 508-mm pipeline will move gas produced from PetroChina's Dagang field in the north to industrial users in Shandong province.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 -- PetroChina Co. plans to build a $36 million natural gas pipeline linking the northern city of Cangzhou and Zibo City in Shandong province in the east.

The 209-km, 508-mm line will move gas from PetroChina's Dagang field in the north to industrial users in Shandong province. The pipeline is expected to come on line in first half 2002.

PetroChina has signed contracts with Shandong customers to deliver 340 million cu m/year.

The company was negotiating with Qilu Petrochemical Corp. in Zibo, a unit owned by China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) to shift fuel use from oil to gas. Qilu's projected use is 710 MMcm/year.

PetroChina has a new gas pipeline between Dagang and Cangzhou. In the first half, Dagang produced 201 MMcm of gas, up 5% from the same period last year.

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