Gas field discovery in Kuqa could be China's largest

Dec 11, 2002 01:00 AM

A major gas field discovery in Kuqa, in the western Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang, could be the largest ever made in China, with gas reserves recently estimated at around 700-1,500 bn cm.
The Yaken Structure of Kuqa County is located in the Tarim Basin, which is the focus of gas exploration in China, and also the origin of the West East Gas Pipeline project linking Xinjiang and Shanghai in eastern China.

The North-western China Petroleum Bureau of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corp.) has led seismic surveys over an area of 3,000 sq km above the geological structure, and plans a total construction area of 12,000 sq km.

Source: Interfax Information Services, B.V.
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