Tarim Oilfield natural gas output tops 400 bln cubic meters

The Tarim Oilfield of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China’s leading oil and gas producer, has produced upwards of 400 billion cubic meters of natural gas so far, the latest figures show.

The Tarim Oilfield, located in the Taklimakan Desert, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is a major natural gas source for the country’s West-to-East gas pipelines.

Each day, the oilfield supplies more than 74 million cubic meters of natural gas to other parts of China via the West-to-East pipelines and over 21 million cubic meters of natural gas to five prefectures in southern Xinjiang, according to CNPC’s Tarim Oilfield company.

As the country’s third-largest onshore oil and gas producer, the Tarim Oilfield produced a record 33.1 million tonnes of oil and gas equivalent in 2022, an increase of 1.28 million tonnes year on year.