China discovers large natural gas field

In a statement, the National Petroleum Corporation of China (CNPC) announced the discovery of a large natural gas field in Sichuan province, with a potential of more than one billion cubic meters. The field is op

erated by a subsidiary of CNPC, PetroChina Southwest Oil and Gasfield Company, and according to Xie Jun, the company's managing director, the discovery "has laid a solid foundation" for the company to start construction in a strategic zone. 

"It's an important discovery. Potential natural gas reserves in this Suining district settlement could exceed one trillion cubic meters," the statement said.

PetroChina Southwest Oil and Gasfield Company is responsible for supplying gas to more than 1,000 medium and large companies, as well as more than 20 million households and approximately 10,000 utility entities in southwest China.


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