Natural gas from Central Asia coming to Dongguan in June
2012-May-21 Source: www.dgtoday.com.cn
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Following the completion of the Shenzhen-Guangzhou section of the No. 2 pipeline of the "west gas transporting to east" project, it is expected that Dongguan residents will be using natural gas imported from central Asia as early as late June.

According to a sales contract signed between China National Petroleum Corp. and Dongguan Xinao Gas Co. Ltd. (Xinao Gas) on 24th November 2011, 800 million cubic metres of natural gas will be supplied annually to Dongguan City by 2039 via the pipeline. Once the contract goes into effect, total gas supplies to Dongguan will exceed one billion cubic metres per year, nearly double that of 2011. Use of natural gas in these volumes should reduce Dongguan's carbon dioxide emissions by 1.83 million tons per year.

As yet, Dongguan has only one comparatively stable source of natural gas. In 2002, Dongguan Government signed a "take-or-pay" contract with an Australian gas supplier, to provide 176 thousand tons (about 230 million cubic metres) of liquefied natural gas for 25 years.

According to Xinao Gas, the new gas supplies will be prioritised to residents for household use. Surplus will be allocated to business owners and power plants across the city. At present, there are over 350 thousand residential users of natural gas in Dongguan, and over 1,000 gas burning power stations for industrial and commercial users.

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