A plan released by Chinese officials on July 12 shows that the total mileage of China's natural gas pipeline network will expand to 163,000 kilometers by 2025. Based on the current cost of rmb10m per kilometre, China will invest in the expansion of its natural gas pipeline network over the next decade or so.
China's national development and reform commission (NDRC) on July 12 disclosed its plan for the medium - and long-term oil and gas network (" planning ") jointly issued by the national energy administration. , according to the "planning" in adapt to China's new urbanization construction, comprehensive considering the demand for natural gas distribution, multifaceted and interregional allocation, and should accelerate the construction of a new round of natural gas pipe network facilities.
"Planning", China will adhere to the "west to east gas pipeline, the north south, air-sea landing" principle, strive to gradually formed by 2025 "backbone, regional into the Internet net" of the national natural gas based network.
Data show that the total mileage of China's natural gas pipeline network was 64,000 kilometers in 2015. According to the plan, the figure will reach 163,000 km by 2025, with an average annual growth rate of 9.8%.
The national development and reform commission, the basic industries, according to the relevant person in charge of department of these goals means that over the next decade, China's average annual new construction of natural gas pipe network of ten thousand km, "there is one kilometer (natural gas pipe network) cost about 10 million RMB".
The expansion of the network means that China's population of natural gas will also grow substantially. In 2015, China's urban gas consumption was 290 million. According to the plan, the data will continue to grow at an annual rate of 6.6% over the next decade, reaching 550 million people by 2025.
In the urban layout, the plan points out that China's population of more than 500,000 people will have access to natural gas pipelines by 2025. In addition to densely populated cities, the use of natural gas will also gradually cover small cities, suburbs, towns and rural areas.
However, the completion of the expansion of pipeline network does not mean that China's natural gas can actually be delivered to households, and the "last kilometer" problem still needs to be solved by cities