The Putian LNG terminal, Fujian. Imports there may be cheaper than supplies via the West-East Pipeline. (CNOOC) Policy & Regulation

Slim price cut fails to placate Fujian gas users

Industrial users in Fujian province have renewed longstanding complaints of high gas prices after the cost of Indonesian LNG soared.

By Tang Tian 29 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Chongqing’s gas consumption rises to 1.72 bcm in Jan-Feb 2017

The Chinese municipality of Chongqing consumed 1.72 billion cubic metres of gas in the first two months of 2017, up by 15.46% year on year.

17 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Daqing oilfield gas production up year on year

The Daqing oilfield produced 713 MMcm of gas in the first two months of 2017, up by 37 MMcm from the previous year.

15 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

JV set up to build heavy-duty gas turbines in China

Chinese manufacturing company Harbin Electric and General Electric’s China subsidiary will set up a 50/50 joint venture to build heavy-duty gas turbines.

15 March 2017
Sinopec’s Lichuan gas processing plant in Hubei province. The region hopes to lower gas bills for end-users. (Interfax) Policy & Regulation

Hubei squeezes distributors to cut end-user gas bills

Hubei officials are targeting lucrative margins in the city gas distribution business as they look to reduce gas bills to drive demand growth.

15 March 2017
LNG

Pipeline transactions on SHPGX plunge 60%

Pipeline transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange more than halved last week.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Chinese gas production holds steady in 2017

China’s gas output in the first two months of 2017 was unchanged from a year ago, at 25.1 billion cubic metres.

14 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nanchong to launch distributed gas project

The Chinese city of Nanchong will soon launch the first regional gas-fired distributed generation project in southwest China’s Sichuan province after more than two years of construction and commissioning

13 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Suzhou gas consumption to hit 4.6 bcm by 2020

Suzhou is expected to consume 4.62 bcm of gas every year by 2020, according to the local government’s development plan.

13 March 2017
LNG

CNOOC diverts LNG to Ningbo terminal to avoid shortfall

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has diverted the Maran Gas Amphipolis LNG carrier to its Ningbo LNG terminal in Zhejiang to meet elevated gas demand in the province.

13 March 2017
Companies & Finance

CNPC plans to hit 100 bcm of gas production this year

China National Petroleum Corp. plans to increase gas production by 2% year on year in 2017, to 100 billion cubic metres.

13 March 2017
Gas for Transport

China gas-fuelled heavy truck manufacturing up 927%

China built 4,119 heavy-duty gas-fuelled trucks in February, up by 927% year on year, according to domestic media reports.

13 March 2017
Shandong’s LNG terminal. The province aims to build gas-fired power stations nearby. (Sinopec) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Shandong set to finally embrace gas-fired power

East China’s coastal province of Shandong is set to join the rest of the country in tapping gas for power generation.

13 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

CNPC subsidiary supplying 42.6 MMcm/d through CACP

Amu Darya River Gas has supplied 5.1 billion cubic metres of gas to China through the Central Asia-China Pipeline since the start of November.

8 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

China’s oil and gas reforms set for release next week

China’s oil and gas reform plan has been approved and could be released after the conclusion of two political meetings in Beijing next week.

8 March 2017
Building the western segment of the Second West-East Pipeline. (CNPC) Policy & Regulation

PetroChina gears up for more pipeline reshuffling

China’s biggest pipeline operator is considering further reorganisation of its sprawling pipeline assets as it looks to bring in outside investment.

8 March 2017
LNG

Chinese wholesale LNG prices climb by 4%

Chinese wholesale LNG prices averaged RMB 3,297/t last week, up by 4.03% from the previous week.

8 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Shanghai Gas supplies 770 MMcm to Shanghai in February

Shanghai Gas Group supplied 770 million cubic metres of gas to Shanghai in February, up by 17.7% year on year, according to data.

7 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Yangzhou Power connects power project to WEP

Jiangsu province’s Yangzhou Power has linked its gas-fired power project to PetroChina’s West-East Pipeline network, according to online media reports.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Jingbian supply hits 91 bcm

PetroChina’s Jingbian gas field has supplied 91 billion cubic metres since it came online in 1997, the company says.

7 March 2017
LNG

Northeast Asian spot LNG prices down 3.9%

Spot LNG prices for Northeast Asia fell to $7.11/MMBtu at the end of last week, but this was still up by nearly two-thirds from a year ago.

7 March 2017

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