|November 24, 2006
that can process 1.5 billion cubic metres of natural gas per
year has become the first to exploit China's largest gas field.
The Sulige Gas Field with a reserve of 533.6 billion cubic
metres, the largest in China, lies in the Mu Us Desert of north
China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and was discovered in
PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company planned its exploitation
for five years, company officials said.
The plant's daily output is expected to be 4.5 million cubic
metres, enough for the daily use of six million households.
The officials said the field will supply north China, including
Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province.