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Tight gas: China's unsung unconventional energy revolution

Reuters  |  SULIGE, China 

By Chen AizhuSULIGE, China (Reuters) - At the heart of the vast desert region of Inner Mongolia, half a dozen young engineers from PetroChina watch huge, flat screens in a brightly lit central control office that oversees 5,000 wells at China's largest gas field.Just a few years ago, two workers travelling in a truck would need three days to check conditions at 50 wells at the Sulige field, which spans 20,000 sq km (7,700 sq miles) in the middle of Maowusu, China's third-largest desert: now, the task can be done in just five minutes.Remote Sulige, which means "uncooked meat" in Mongolian, is ...

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First Published: Tue, July 09 2013. 08:06 IST