Natural gas industry into the golden period of development
Recently, the National Development and Reform Commission formally issued the "Opinions on Accelerating the Utilization of Natural Gas." It is proposed that the cultivation of natural gas will gradually become one of the main energy sources in China's modern clean energy system. By 2020, the proportion of natural gas in the primary energy consumption structure will strive to reach 10%, and the underground gas storage will form an effective working gas of 14.8 billion cubic meters Meter.
Recently, the policy of promoting the development of natural gas has been promulgated. NDRC revealed on July 4 that 13 departments including the NDRC, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly issued the Opinions on Accelerating the Utilization of Natural Gas (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"). Experts said that the introduction of this opinion will further clarify the key directions for the utilization of natural gas and provide policy support so that the natural gas industry is expected to become the 13th five-year-long energy industry in our country. This also means that natural gas in China will usher in a new golden period of development, the entire natural gas industry chain will have a profound impact.
"Opinions" made clear that in the next 4 years, the proportion of natural gas in the primary energy consumption structure will strive to reach about 10% and the underground gas storage will form an effective working gas volume of nearly 15 billion cubic meters. These include focusing on key cities within the transmission channels of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding air pollution and striving to basically achieve the replacement of loose coal, such as natural gas, in the conditional areas within five years. Strengthen financial investment in the natural gas sector by private investors, promote PPP and other ways to attract social capital investment and construct and operate natural gas infrastructure.
The overall goal of the reform is to gradually cultivate natural gas into one of the main energy sources in China's modern clean energy system. The Opinions set forth four major development tasks: implementing urban gas projects, natural gas power generation projects, industrial fuel upgrading projects, transportation Fuel upgrades and other key projects to speed up the development of natural gas vehicles and vessels, increase the proportion of natural gas in public transport, freight logistics, marine fuel.
The Opinions also pay special attention to the coordination of the middle and lower reaches of the natural gas industry chain, and build a coordinated industrial chain from gas field development, international trade, receiving and transfer stations, pipeline distribution and distribution, peak gas storage and storage, current futures trading to terminal utilization. The main means of market-oriented, good supply and demand balance and peak emergency. In fact, since the second half of 2016, relevant departments have issued at least seven natural gas industry related policies in succession, ranging from the price of natural gas gateways, the disclosure of information on infrastructure of oil and gas pipelines, the supervision and examination of pipe prices, the price of gas in downstream markets, etc. Regulate and clean up the obstacles for the development of natural gas.