Crew members carry out drilling work at an oilfield in Daqing, Heilongjiang province, on April 12. [Wang Yanlu/For China Daily]
Chinese oil giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corp has been pumping more natural gas to northern parts of China, as large parts of the country are bracing for a new cold front that will send temperature plunging.
The company has been supplying an additional 10 million cubic meters of natural gas to northern parts of China, while nationwide gas supply has also risen to 180 million cubic meters to further meet residential and industrial demand, it said.
Its daily natural gas output nationwide has been ratcheted up to 99.79 million cubic meters, a record set on Sunday.
The company has booked 27.2 bcm of natural gas for the heating season this year from domestic and abroad, while its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are also working at full throttle to ensure a warm winter for residents in northern parts of the country.
Sinopec Star Petroleum Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Sinopec, has also been pushing forward the geothermal heating service for Hebei, Shaanxi and Shandong provinces.
Geothermal heating regions in the northern parts of China has reached 68 million square meters so far, up 18.2 percent year-on-year. It has benefited more than 800,000 households, up 19.8 percent year-on-year, it said.