Shale gas well in SW China sees record high output

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-11 17:22:12|Editor: huaxia
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A Sinopec shale gas field in Fuling District of Chongqing city, SW China, June 6, 2018. (Photo provided by Sinopec to Xinhua)

A well in SW China's Chongqing has produced record 300 million cubic meters of shale gas.

CHONGQING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- A well in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has produced more than 300 million cubic meters of shale gas after 2,231 days of use, a record high number, its developer Sinopec said Friday.

It is estimated that 300 million cubic meters of shale gas is equivalent to a year's gas consumption for a city with a population of 4.8 million.

The well is located in Fuling, China's largest shale gas field. For now, the daily output of the well remains at 65,000 cubic meters, said the company.

As of Nov. 8, Fuling shale gas field had put 421 wells into production and yielded more than 26 billion cubic meters of gas, benefiting thousands of enterprises and more than 200 million residents along the Yangtze River.