China’s Fuling shale gas field has been a game-changer in clean energy production. Over the past decade, it has produced more than 60 billion cubic meters of shale gas, providing green energy to over 70 cities along the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
A Decade of Green Energy Production
Since its discovery in 2012, the Fuling shale gas field has been a cornerstone in China’s clean energy sector. Developed by China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), the field has produced over 60 billion cubic meters of shale gas in the past decade.
Impact on the Yangtze River Economic Belt
The field’s strategic location in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality has enabled it to supply clean and green energy to more than 70 cities along the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
What is Shale Gas?
Shale gas is primarily methane and is considered a clean new energy resource. The Fuling field has proven reserves of 900 billion cubic meters, with a daily production capacity of 23 million cubic meters.
According to Sinopec, the company has developed six core technologies for efficient shale gas production. Most of the equipment, including the electric drilling rig, is domestically produced.
The Fuling shale gas field is more than just a gas field; it’s a symbol of China’s commitment to clean energy. Its impact on the Yangtze River Economic Belt and advancements in shale gas technology make it a subject of national pride and global interest.