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After winter gas crunch, China pumps for underground storage

Reuters  |  CHONGQING, China 

By Chen AizhuCHONGQING, China (Reuters) - On one of the many mountains in southwest China's sprawling region of Chongqing, a dozen wells in an exhausted gas field are this week starting to take in fresh fuel piped in from Central Asia's Turkmenistan, thousands of miles away.For the next six months, state energy giant PetroChina, operator of the Xiangguosi storage facility, will also inject gas from Myanmar to fill the vast chambers 3,000 metres (9,900 ft) under the mountaintop. China is aiming to turn hundreds of tapped and some still producing wells into storage facilities after a severe ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 11:38 IST