Policy & Regulation

Chongqing outlines long-term plan to boost gas use

Chongqing, a major gas production hub in southwest China, is looking to boost its consumption of the fuel in the long term Chongqing, a major gas production hub in southwest China, is looking to boost its consumption of the fuel in the long term.
By Tang Tian 10 September 2018 0 32473
A BASF chemical complex in Chongqing. (BASF)

The sprawling mountainous municipality of Chongqing in southwest China has recorded an annual drop in gas use this year that bucks national growth trends. But the local government is looking at consumption in the longer term as it aims to shift the demand mix away from chemical industries.

Chongqing authorities recently released a gas utilisation plan that sets out consumption targets and industry objectives to the end of 2030. In line with the central government’s coal-to-gas conversion efforts, Chongqing officials want manufacturers of...