Gas supply from Xinjiang's Tarim Basin continues to grow


Tarim Basin, a major natural gas source in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen vigorous development, with 12 new gas wells being put into operation in Tarim Oilfield since 2024, elevating the gas supply capability in southern Xinjiang. The oilfield's average daily gas supply is over 16 million cubic meters, and the new infrastructure allows the gas to flow through a 4,000-kilometer-long pipeline that runs from Xinjiang all the way to the eastern metropolis of Shanghai.

A new natural gas processing plant has been built on the Pamirs Plateau, pushing up the area's daily processing capacity from 1 million to 3 million cubic meters. A total of 32 oil and gas fields have been built surrounding the Tarim Basin since an exploration campaign began in the area 35 years ago.

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