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Supply & Demand

NDRC sanguine about gas supplies this winter

With new pipeline infrastructure and terminals in place, northern and western China are unlikely to experience gas shortages this winter, but the supply situation in southern regions is less certain, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's state economic planner, announced in a press release on Tuesday.

26 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Lanzhou to auction operating rights to 13 gas filling stations

Lanzhou City in Gansu Province will auction off the rights to build and operate 13 vehicular natural gas (VNG) filling stations, a source with the Lanzhou branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (Lanzhou NDRC) told Interfax on Wednesday.

26 October 2011
Supply & Demand

China LNG imports hit 1.15 mln tons in September

China's imports of LNG in September rose by 17.45% year-on-year to 1.15 million tons, second only to July's record of 1.18 million tons, according to General Administration of Customs figures released on Monday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Zhangjiakou sets retail prices for gas sourced from Shaan-Jing Gas Pipeline

Zhangjiakou City in Hebei Province has finalised the retail price of natural gas sourced from China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) 1st Shaan-Jing Gas Pipeline (SJP 1), the Zhangjiakou Municipal Pricing Bureau announced on Tuesday.

25 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sinoma to expand composite gas cylinder production capacity

Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed Sinoma Science & Technology, a fibre composite product manufacturer, has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the Xinjin county government in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, to build a natural gas cylinder production base, the company announced on Monday.

25 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Yunnan Province energy firm plans $2.20 bln CTG project

Yunnan Guoneng Coal and Electricity, a privately held energy firm in south China's Yunnan Province, plans to build a RMB 14 billion ($2.20 billion) coal-to-gas (CTG) project, the provincial government announced in an online bulletin on Monday.

24 October 2011
Supply & Demand

China natural gas supply to increase 20% this winter – NDRC

China's natural gas supply will rise 20% year-on-year this winter, but local distributors may still struggle to meet demand, a top energy official said at an industry conference in Shandong Province's Jinan City on Friday.

24 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Guodian to build $495 mln gas-fueled power plant in Shanxi

State-owned China Guodian Corp., one of the country's five largest power producers, will spend RMB 3.15 billion ($495.68 million) to build a 350-megawatt gas-fuelled power plant in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, state media reported on Monday.

24 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gas price hikes in Jinjiang City have porcelain industry at breaking point

Porcelain manufacturers in Fujian Province's Jinjiang City have lodged a complaint with the local municipal government over price hikes imposed by Jinjiang's gas distributor on industrial users, Wu Shengtuan, director of the city's porcelain federation, told Interfax on Monday.

24 October 2011
Companies & Finance

CNPC intends to continue rapid overseas expansion

CNPC intends to continue with its rapid overseas expansion, Jiang Jiemin, the company's general manager said on Thursday at the 2011 China Petroleum Summit Conference, according to the state-owned newspaper China Daily.

24 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Chinese overseas oil and gas investment falls sharply from 2010 - expert

Chinese investment in overseas oil and gas assets fell sharply in the first 10 months of this year as political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa soured investor appetite, an expert said at an industry meeting on Thursday in Beijing.

21 October 2011
LNG

Sinopec to build LNG plant in Sichuan’s Langzhong City

Sinopec Group has agreed to build an LNG plant in Langzhong City, Sichuan Province, a local government official told Interfax on Friday.

21 October 2011
Supply & Demand

China's gas imports poised to rise over next few years - CNCET

China's gas imports are expected to grow over the next few years as the country's demand for the clean burning fuel increases and domestic energy companies continue to seek out additional supplies, an official with China National Chemical Economic & Technical Development Centre said at an industry conference in Beijing on Thursday.

21 October 2011
Supply & Demand

Nanjing faces average monthly gas shortages of 8 MMcm this winter

Nanjing Towngas, the gas distributor for Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, has warned that the city faces average monthly gas shortages of 8 million cubic meters (282.5 million cubic feet) this winter.

21 October 2011
Exploration & Production

China's MLR confirms foreign firms barred from second shale gas auction

International energy firms will not be allowed to take part in the country's second round of shale gas auctions to be held later this year, an official with the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), told journalists on the sidelines of the Shale Gas Summit 2011 in Shanghai on Thursday.

20 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Guizhou extracts 860.05 MMcm of CBM in first 9 months

Guizhou Province in southwest China extracted 860.05 million cubic meters (30.7 billion cubic feet) of coalbed methane (CBM) in the first nine months of this year, local state media reported on Tuesday.

20 October 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shanxi Province gas distributor to receive discounted gas via WEP

Shanxi Compress Natural Gas (Shanxi CNG), a local gas distributor in Shanxi Province's Linyi and Yongji counties, will receive discounted natural gas from China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) West-East Natural Gas Pipeline (WEP) through the end of the year, the Shanxi Provincial Pricing Bureau announced on Wednesday.

20 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Chevron to initiate South China Sea deepwater drilling campaign in Q4

Chevron will begin drilling an exploration well in one of its three South China Sea deep-water blocks during the fourth quarter (Q4) this year, a Chevron spokesperson told Interfax on Wednesday.

20 October 2011
LNG

Chinese firm to build natural gas-fuelled carriers for Nor Lines AS

Tsuji Heavy Industries, a shipbuilder in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, will build two mid-sized LNG-fuelled carriers for Norway's Nor Lines AS, a source with Tsuji Jiangsu told Interfax on Tuesday.

19 October 2011
LNG

Huadian New Energy begins work on gas-fired CCHP plant in Nanning

China Huadian New Energy Development has begun construction of a gas-fired Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP) co-generation plant in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Huadian New Energy announced on Tuesday.

19 October 2011

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