Sichuan–Shanghai Gas Pipeline

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Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Pugang gas field in Dazhou, Sichuan Province, to Qingpu District of Shanghai, with a branch that connects Yichang in Hubei with Puyang in Henan Province.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Sinopec
  • Parent Company: Sinopec 50%; China Life Insurance Co. 43.86%; State Development & Investment Corp. 6.14%
  • Current Capacity: 12 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed Capacity:
  • Length: 1,058 miles / 1,702 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2010


The pipeline is operated by Sinopec and was wholly owned by Sinopec until 2016, when it sold 43.86% to China Life Insurance Co. for 20 billion yuan (US$2.9 billion) and 6.14% to State Development & Investment Corp for 2.8 billion yuan (US$400 million).[2] “There is a shortage of pipeline capacity and gas storage facilities in China, so the government is encouraging more investment in those sectors,” Tian Miao, a Beijing-based analyst at North Square Blue Oak Ltd.[2]

Construction of the first 1360-km (845-mi) section of the pipeline, from Yichang in Hubei Province to Shanghai, started on 22 May 2007 and was completed in March 2010.[3] The tunnel to cross Yangtze River was completed in October 2007. The tunnel is about 20m beneath the riverbed and connects two wells on each side of the river.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed March 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sinopec Sells $3.3 Billion Stake in Natural Gas Pipelines, Bloomberg News, Dec. 12, 2016
  3. "Sinopec starts up Sichuan-East China gas project" (2010-03-29). Retrieved on 2010-11-25. 
  4. "Sichuan-Shanghai gas tunnel completed" (2007-10-31). Retrieved on 2008-04-20. 

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