China: Hutubi Underground Gas Storage Goes Online
On June 9, the gas injection system of CNPC’s Hutubi gas storage in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was successfully put into operation at the first trial.
The Hutubi gas storage is an underground one built on the basis of the original Hutubi gas field since July 2011. With a total storage capacity of 10.7 billion cubic meters, it is the largest of its kind in China, and the first large-scale auxiliary system to the West-East Gas Pipeline Network. Up to now, its daily gas injection volume stands at 11.23 million cubic meters, meeting the design requirements.
The first to become operational amongst CNPC’s six gas storages currently under construction, the Hutubi gas storage will play an important role in seasonal peak shaving and emergency storage. This will effectively relieve winter gas shortage in North Xinjiang, secure gas supply to the West-East Gas Pipeline Network, and promote local economic development.