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Reuters  |  BEIJING 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's No.3 gas consumer, is speeding up expanding its much-needed underground gas storage (UGS) facilities for the clean-burning fuel to cope with supply crunches in winter months when demand surges to heat homes.Gas supplied from underground storages hit a record 7.4 billion cubic metres (bcm) during last winter's severe supply squeeze, compared to an average of 4-6 bcm during the previous few winters. China now operates 25 facilities with total designed working capacity of 18.9 bcm and working volume of 11.7 bcm, more than double capacity in 2015. Maximum ...

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