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Natural Gas Sales

CNPC is the largest natural gas producer and supplier in China, providing more than 60% of China's gas supply.

We have four gas production bases in China, namely Changqing, Tarim, Sichuan and Qinghai, with a total annual production capacity of more than 100 bcm. In 2020, we produced more than 130 billion cubic meters of natural gas domestically, recording a portion of more than 50% in the oil and gas mix for the first time.

Based on a marketoriented approach, we coordinate the production, storage and distribution processes, boost domestic reserve increment and production ramp-up, diversify overseas imports, optimize production operations, expand the end-user markets and improve customer services. We actively promote the "gasification" and "replacing coal with natural gas" campaigns in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Fen-Wei Plain, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta and take all necessary measures to meet the need for winter heating. In 2020, we sold 184.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the domestic market, up 1.9% year-on-year.

Ensuring gas supply to Lhasa

In 2010, the Tibet Gasification project was kicked off to deliver natural gas from the Sebei gas field in Qinghai to support the economic development of Tibet. In 2011, the world's highest natural gas station became operational in Lhasa, providing Lhasa with access to natural gas for the first time in history. Over the past 10 years since its start, the natural gas station has delivered safely and steadily 220 million cubic meters of natural gas to the city of Lhasa. As of the end of 2020, the supply of natural gas in Lhasa has covered the 110,000 households in the city proper.