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China’s Hebei joins up pipelines to boost demand

Hebei, one of China’s most polluted provinces, wants to boost gas demand by linking up a fragmented pipeline network under the wing of one central distribution company Hebei, one of China’s most polluted provinces, wants to boost gas demand by linking up a fragmented pipeline network under the wing of one central distribution company.
By Tang Tian 9 January 2020 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34917
A PetroChina pipeline: Hebei Gas would consolidate negotiations with such upstream sellers. (PetroChina)

The key issue: China’s northern province of Hebei, a major focus of the government’s coal-to-gas conversion efforts, is working on joining up intra-provincial gas pipelines in a move to boost consumption.

Interfax analysis: Hebei province in northern China is on track to consolidate existing intra-provincial gas pipelines by the end of this year. This could have a positive effect on Hebei’s gas demand by allowing the province to negotiate for cheaper and larger volumes with upstream suppliers.

Hebei, one of China’s most polluted provinces, is a...