China's largest gas storage facility increases supply for winter

China's largest natural gas storage facility in the west of the country has increased its supplies to consumers and businesses ahead of the winter season. Hutubi gas storage, with 10.7 billion cubic meters of total storage, provides gas for heating in areas of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and along the West-East Gas Pipeline as far away as Beijing in the north and Shanghai in the east.

Hutubi used the summer to shore up supplies, injecting 580 million cubic meters more than last year into the national system to set a record. Its giant tanks pump a minimum six million cubic meters of gas daily, reaching a peak of 33 million cubic meters in December. The China National Petroleum Corp operates the facility.

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