facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

CNOOC repairs ruptured natural gas pipeline

June 21, 2013 at 6:53 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, June 21 (UPI) -- China National Offshore Oil Corp. said an offshore natural gas pipeline damaged in 2011 was back in service after recent restoration.

CNOOC said an underwater natural gas pipeline connected to the Zhuhai terminal near China's southern coast was restored recently after suffering damage from "external forces" in December 2011.

CNOOC said "severe weather conditions" at the source of the rupture complicated repair and restoration operations. The company said the pipeline underwent "intensive repairs" in January and was now back in service.

"The restoration team achieved zero failure rates through using innovative construction methods and strengthening quality control and lately completed the restoration work successfully," the company said Thursday.

CNOOC did not indicate the volume designated for the pipeline or its length.

China is looking to secure more natural gas resources to feed demands from a growing economy. It is among the largest importers of liquefied natural gas in the world and is expected to account for the largest share in the demand for global energy resources.

China is examining the prospects of exploiting shale natural gas deposits though those reserves are considered costly to exploit.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism
4
British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State
5
Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback