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Anticipation builds for unveiling of China pipeline company

An announcement on the company’s formation is expected imminently as policymakers seek to get the process moving before the winter heating season An announcement on the company’s formation is expected imminently as policymakers seek to get the process moving before the winter heating season.
By Colin Shek 18 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34696
CNOOC's Tianjin LNG terminal could be included in the new company.

Speculation is mounting that China’s long-awaited establishment of a national pipeline company will be announced by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imminently. The move would fire the starting gun on what is expected to be a years-long process to reform and liberalise access to China’s midstream infrastructure.

Shanghai-based outlet Jiemian reported on Wednesday that an announcement on the pipeline company’s creation could come as early as Friday, citing industry insiders at the CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit in Beijing...