West-East Gas Pipeline 3

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West-East Gas Pipeline 3 is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Horgos in Xinjiang to Fuzhou in Fujian Province, crossing a total of ten provinces including Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangdong.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: PetroChina West–East Gas Pipeline Company
  • Parent Company: China National Petroleum Corporation
  • Current Capacity: 30 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 4,590 miles / 7,387 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2017


Construction of West-East Gas Pipeline 3 started in October 2012. The pipeline runs from Horgos in western Xinjiang to Fuzhou in Fujian.[3] It crosses Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Guangdong provinces.

The pipeline cost CNY142.2 billion (USD21.55 billion) and its western section was commissioned in 2017.[4] The eastern section that runs from Ji'an city in Jiangxi province to Fuzhou city in Fujian province was commissioned in December 2018.[5] The pipeline has a capacity of 30 bcm per of natural gas per year with operating pressure of 10–12 megapascals (1,500–1,700 psi).[6] The pipeline is supplied from Central Asia–China gas pipeline's Line C supplemented by supplies from the Tarim basin and coalbed methane in Xinjiang.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. West-East Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed March 2018
  2. West East Gas Pipeline III, Wood McKenzie, Nov. 1, 2017
  3. "China Studying Third West-East Gas Pipeline - Report". Downstream Today. AFX News Limited. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
  4. China Finishes Building West-East Gas Pipeline, Making It World’s Longest Natural Gas Line, Yicai Global, Oct. 11, 2017
  5. Third West-East Gas Pipeline fully completed, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Dec. 14, 2018
  6. West-East Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed March 2018
  7. Smith, Christopher E. (2012-10-23). "China starts construction on third West-East Gas Pipeline". Oil & Gas Journal. Pennwell Corporation. Retrieved 2012-10-24.

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