Baotou-Linhe Gas pipeline

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Baotou-Linhe Gas pipeline 包头-临河输气管线 is a proposed natural gas pipeline in China.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Changqing Gas Field near Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, to Linhe, Ningxia, China.

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Project details

  • Operator: Inner Mongolia Western Natural Gas Co., Ltd.(内蒙古西部天然气股份有限公司)[2]
  • Parent company:
  • Capacity: 0.393 billion cubic meters per year[3]
  • Length: 258 kilometers[3]
  • Status: Construction[4]
  • Cost: 811.6045 million yuan[3]


As of August 2021, public opinion was being sought during the environmental impact assessment of the pipeline.[3]

On October 25, 2021, the Baotou-Linhe gas pipeline project of the Western Natural Gas Company was officially approved by the Energy Bureau of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[2]

In 2023, the project has completed its preliminary preparation stage and is ready for construction. The construction will start officially once the bidding process is finished. This project will be the first gas pipeline that can transport hydrogen in China.[5] According to the company, the percentage of hydrogen blended in the pipeline is 10%.[6]

As of March 10, 2023, the pipeline is the first domestic high-pressure long-distance natural gas pipeline mixed with green renewable energy --- green hydrogen production in China.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 内蒙古自治区能源局关于自治区十三届人大三次会议第489号的答复,, Jul. 17, 2020, accessed Aug. 23, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "西部天然气公司包头-临河输气管道工程获自治区能源局正式核准_鄂尔多斯市人民政府". Nov.2, 2021. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 包头-临河输气管道工程环境影响评价公众参与第一次公示, Inner Mongolia West Natural Gas Co., Ltd., Aug. 18, 2021, accessed Aug. 23, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 总投资9.1亿!国内首条掺氢高压输气管道工程开工,搜狐网,2023-03-10
  5. 回眸2022·西部天然气公司十大事迹, 西部天然气, 2023/01/01
  6. 宝鸡钢管螺旋焊管掺氢比例达10% 中国化工报, 2023/3/8

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