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Sinopec works to plug northern China supply gap

Sinopec has started building a new pipeline that underlines how China’s second biggest gas supplier is rising to the challenge of improving south-to-north pipeline connectivity Sinopec has started building a new pipeline that underlines how China’s second biggest gas supplier is rising to the challenge of improving south-to-north pipeline connectivity.
By Tang Tian 11 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34380
Sinopec's Qingdao LNG terminal. (Sinopec)

The key issue: Sinopec broke ground last month on construction of a pipeline that will link its LNG terminals in Qingdao and Tianjin to its main cross-country gas pipeline and underground storage depots.

Interfax analysis: Sinopec’s new Qingdao-Nanjing pipeline is aimed at improving the poor connectivity between the company’s gas supply projects and compensating for its dearth of national gas pipelines, which leave it unable to redirect gas supplies to where they are needed the most.

The pipeline has a transmission capacity...