Chongqing must diversify sources of gas demand

Chongqing needs to diversify its gas users as the municipality’s demand is too closely tied to its chemicals sector, experts say Chongqing needs to diversify its gas users as the municipality’s demand is too closely tied to its chemicals sector, experts say.
By Tang Tian 12 April 2017 0 25462
Sinopec’s Fuling shale gas field in Chongqing will help supply more gas as it ramps up. (Sinopec)

Industry insiders have urged Chongqing to diversify its mix of gas users over concerns the Chinese municipality is relying too much on chemical plants to drive gas demand growth.

Chongqing’s gas consumption rebounded last year as a result of strong demand from the chemicals and power generation sectors. The local government singled out Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works and two units under Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Holding Group as major users, which have operated at capacity since September as prices for chemicals have soared.

Chongqing’s...

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