West-East gas pipeline project benefited 400 million residents
According to Xinhua News Agency, according to the latest statistics from PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company, since the first West-East gas pipeline project was completed in 2004, the pipeline has transported over 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas, benefiting 15 provinces and cities in the downstream and nearly 4 in more than 120 large and medium-sized cities Billion residents and more than 3,000 companies along the line. Right now, the natural gas produced by more than 10 large and medium-sized gas fields in the Tarim Basin, such as Karat and Dina, is continuously input into the first-west-east gas pipeline at an annual volume of over 2 million cubic meters. This "Blue Gold Channel" annual gas supply increased from 351 million cubic meters in 2004 to the current 18.34 billion cubic meters. In the past four years, the annual gas supply maintained an average annual growth rate of 7.6% with a cumulative delivery volume of over 150 billion cubic meter.
It is estimated that 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas transported from the west-east gas transmission line is equivalent to nearly 200 million tons of standard coal and about 10 million tons of harmful substances emitted.
As the first enterprise in Shanghai to use gas from the West-East natural gas source, the special steel mills under Baosteel Group have gradually dismantled 149 gas furnaces in recent years and reduced the emission of sulfur dioxide and soot by 59.5% and 26.8% respectively. After shutting down the gas workshop, the company discharges 480,000 tons of waste water each year, reducing the concentration of pollutants discharged from the wastewater and significantly improving the surrounding water environment.
The stable increase of gas transmission from west to east depends on continuous innovation of new technologies and management modes in Tarim Oilfield. With the implementation of the "quick and easy" integrated exploration and development model and the integration of "high-tech" drilling engineering and new processes, the Tarim Oilfield successively discovered 6 super-billion cubic meters of gas reservoirs in Ke-Shen and Dabei areas, Lose added a new source of gas.