Tarim oilfield supplies over 50 bln cubic meters of gas to southern Xinjiang

Updated: December 20, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Aerial photo taken on May 29, 2022 shows workers of PetroChina's Tarim oilfield branch installing photovoltaic panels at a well station along the Tarim Desert Road in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua)

URUMQI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Tarim oilfield branch of PetroChina, China's largest oil and gas producer, said on Sunday that it has so far supplied over 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas to southern Xinjiang.

This year alone, Tarim Oilfield's gas supply to southern Xinjiang has totaled 5.3 billion cubic meters, benefiting residents in five prefectures of southern Xinjiang.

To date, more than 3,000 km of pipes have been installed, providing natural gas to 42 counties and cities in southern Xinjiang, and 73 gas-supply stations have been set up, according to the company.

Located in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tarim Basin is a major petroliferous basin in China, producing one-sixth of the country's total production of natural gas.  

Editor: Yang Yifan