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CNPC pipeline concession brings SNG to Zhejiang

China National Petroleum Corp. is preparing for life after midstream liberation by allowing outsider Zhejiang Energy to transport SNG on its pipeline network this winter China National Petroleum Corp. is preparing for life after midstream liberation by allowing outsider Zhejiang Energy to transport SNG on its pipeline network this winter.
By Tang Tian 5 days ago Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34938
The second West-East Pipeline, WEP 2, operated by China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)

The key issue: China National Petroleum Corp. has allowed Zhejiang Energy Group to access the second West-East Pipeline this winter, a fresh sign that China’s top gas supplier is preparing for life after midstream liberalisation.

Interfax analysis: Eastern China’s Zhejiang province has been receiving synthetic natural gas (SNG) from a coal-to-gas (CTG) project more than 5,000 km away in the far-west region of Xinjiang since the start of November. The SNG is being transported via the second West-East Pipeline (WEP 2), operated...