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Xinjiang natural gas expansion project launched

07-14-2010 19:03 BJT

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Natural gas service is being expanded in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A newly launched project will expand the supply area to the entire southern Xinjiang area in two to three years.

The project involves six main pipelines running more than 25-hundred kilometers in southern Xinjiang. The new pipelines will provide natural gas to 80 percent of residents in 25 counties and cities, as well as 21 farms of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Army corps.

In recent years, the Tarim Oil field has provided gas to the neighboring areas under the state development strategy. It has provided natural gas to a million residents both cheaply and conveniently.

One Xinjiang resident said, "When I was a child we would cut firewood in the Gobi Dessert. Now, we have access to gas. We use it to cook because it is convenient and inexpensive - just one yuan and five fen per cubic meter."

Annual natural gas consumption in southern Xinjiang has reached 2 billion cubic meters. Its steady increase is cutting down on coal usage by 3 million tons and 5 million tons of carbon dioxide emission. In two to three years, the use of natural gas by the population will reach 6 million. That's over 80 percent of the local residents.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.cn

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