Sichuan–Shanghai Gas Pipeline
|This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.|
Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.
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.
- 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). “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.
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. 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.
Articles and resources
- Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed March 2018
- Sinopec Sells $3.3 Billion Stake in Natural Gas Pipelines, Bloomberg News, Dec. 12, 2016
- "Sinopec starts up Sichuan-East China gas project" (2010-03-29). Retrieved on 2010-11-25.
- "Sichuan-Shanghai gas tunnel completed" (2007-10-31). Retrieved on 2008-04-20.
Related SourceWatch articles
Wikipedia also has an article on Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline (Sichuan-Shanghai Gas Pipeline). This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License].