BEIJING, Aug 25，2003
proven reserves of a natural gas field in north China's Inner
Mongolia has grown by 313.1 billion cu m, making it the
largest natural gas field in China, the Guangming Daily
reported on Saturday.
The figure brings the total proven reserves in the Sulige
Natural Gas Field to 533.6 billion cu m, according to the
Located in the rural part of Ordos City, the gas field is
covered by desert.
Large-scale exploration began in the field in 1999, and the
proven reserves of the field was 220 billion cu m in 2001.
Gas transmission pipelines are being laid to supply natural
gas from the field to Baotou and Hohhot cities in Inner
Mongolia, according to the report.