China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., aka Sinopec, has reportedly added natural gas reserves in the Sichuan Basin. 

The state-owned company said it received certification from the Ministry of Natural Resources for another 30.55 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of proven reserves in a deep natural gas reservoir in the Bazhong field of the Sichuan Basin, according to Reuters.

This brings Sinopec’s total proven reserves in the northeastern part of the basin to 154.7 Bcm. “This discovery testifies that the tight gas formations in northeastern Sichuan [have] fairly good exploration potential and [are] a meaningful contribution to…national energy security,” the company was quoted as saying.

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