The Fuling shale gas field in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality brought 33 new wells into operation in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 50 percent year on year, according to the Fuling branch of Sinopec Jianghan Oilfield , the developer.

The gas field produced 1.8 billion cubic meters of gas during the period, of which 1.7 billion cubic meters were sold, according to the developer.

As the country’s first large-scale shale gas field, which entered commercial development in 2014, Fuling has become a source of clean energy for more than 70 cities along the Yangtze River Economic Belt.


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