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Title in national language: 
天然气发展“十三五”规划
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Draft Year: 
2016
Effective Start Year: 
2016
Effective End Year: 
2020
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Plan/Strategy
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power, Industry, Transport
Energy Types: 
Power, Gas
Issued by: 
National Development and Reform Commission P.R.C.
Overall Summary: 
In accordance with the demand of the 13th Five-Year Plan of People's Republic of China for the Economic and Social Development and 13th Five-Year Plan for Energy Development, the policy specifies the natural gas development priorities and targets, including expanding the utilization of natural gas, promoting and improving the natural gas industry etc.
Access
Clean cooking solutions: 
Liberalize the price of non-residential gas, further improve the residential gas pricing mechanism, to strengthen the natural gas pipeline prices and cost supervision, effectively reduce the cost of gas transmission and distribution and expand the scale of natural gas utilization. ---Further improve the main pipeline network construction in main consumption areas, and improve the provincial transmission and distribution pipeline network system, strengthen the construction of inter-provincial transmission line, and speed up the construction of urban residential gas pipeline network
Efficiency
EE action plans: 
[...]Natural gas transportation enterprises should study the measures[...] to reduce the waste; optimize large-diameter long-distance pipeline gas turbine operation mode, to reduce gas consumption[...]
Environment
Pollution level targets, PM10, PM2.5, SOx, NOx: 
By 2020, if natural gas consumption is 360 billion cubic meters[...] the annual reduction of sulfur dioxide will be 7.9 million tons
GHG emissions reduction targets: 
By 2020, if natural gas consumption is 360 billion cubic meters[...] the annual reduction of carbon dioxide will be 710 million tons
Pollution control action plans: 
[...] During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, carry out four major projects: gasification engineering projects, natural gas power generation and distributed energy projects, transportation gasification projects and energy conservation and replacement projects in the air polluant regions.
Pricing
Energy pricing: 
Liberalize the price of non-residential gas, further improve the residential gas pricing mechanism, to strengthen the natural gas pipeline prices and cost supervision, effectively reduce the cost of gas transmission and distribution and expand the scale of natural gas utilization.
Energy Supply and Infrastructure
Energy supply priorities: 
By 2020, domestic comprehensive natural gas security capacity will be more than 360 billion cubic meters. ---Speed up the conventional natural gas production, in the field of onshore conventional natural gas[...] marine gas and unconventional natural gas ---By 2020, the natural gas power generation installed capacity will be more than 110 million kilowatts, accounts for the more than 5% of total installed capacity
Energy mix: 
By 2020, the natural gas power generation installed capacity will be more than 110 million kilowatts, accounts for the more than 5% of total installed capacity ---[...]Natural gas proportion in the primary energy consumption should be increased to about 10%.
Infrastructure development priorities: 
During the 13th Five-Year Plan, the new constructed natural gas pipelines will be 40000 km, by 2020, the total length of the natural gas pipeline will be 104000 km, the natural gas transmission capacity of the main pipelines will be more than 400 billion cubic meters per year. [...] ---Northwest strategic channel focus on the construction of West-East In the north west areas, focus on the 3rd (middle), 4th and 5th gas pipeline of the “west gas to east” project, pay attentions to the construction of Central Asia D line. In the north eastern region, the key strategic project is the sino-russian natural gas pipeline construction. In the southwestern region, focus on the construction of Sino-Burmese natural gas pipeline to Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces and other places. Accelerate the construction of LNG receiving station and related pipeline network infrastructures in marine importation channels. ---Speed up the construction of gas pipeline to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and enhance the North China regional gas supply and peak-shaving capacity. Improve the layout of the natural gas pipeline network along the Yangtze River Economic Zone, [...] improve the trunk pipeline transmission capacity in accordance with the demands of the market ---Further improve the main pipeline network construction in main consumption areas, and improve the provincial transmission and distribution pipeline network system, strengthen the construction of inter-provincial transmission line, and speed up the construction of urban residential gas pipeline network ---[...]Support the LNG gas storage facilities construction, and gradually build a comprehensive gas peak-sharing system[...] by 2020, formate an underground gas storage capacity of 14.8 billion cubic meters. ---According to the national natural gas resources and the actual demands of regional markets, considering the port planning to optimize the coastal LNG receiving station layout.[...]
Regional integration priorities: 
promote cooperation with Northeast Asian natural gas consumer countries, promote and establish regional natural gas market,[....]
Cooperation in connectivity: 
Northwest strategic channel focus on the construction of West-East In the north west areas, focus on the 3rd (middle), 4th and 5th gas pipeline of the “west gas to east” project, pay attentions to the construction of Central Asia D line. In the north eastern region, the key strategic project is the sino-russian natural gas pipeline construction. In the southwestern region, focus on the construction of Sino-Burmese natural gas pipeline to Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces and other places. Accelerate the construction of LNG receiving station and related pipeline network infrastructures in marine importation channels.
Trade
Energy trade priorities: 
promote cooperation with Northeast Asian natural gas consumer countries, promote and establish regional natural gas market,[....]
Investment
Energy sector investment priorities: 
Strengthen the investment for the construction of pipe network, gas storage and other infrastructure[...]
Governance
Energy management principles: 
Accelerate the reform of natural gas market, improve legislation system for natural gas industry, improve the industrial policy system, and establish a natural gas supervision system for the whole industry. ---[...]establish policies for the environmental protection in order to encourage the utilization of natural gas. ---Speed up the construction of laws, regulations legislation system[...]. ---study and make the "oil and gas planning management measures"[...]
Energy institutional structures: 
Under the guidance of the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Energy Bureau plays the role for implementing the policy[...] The relevant departments of the State Council should strengthen communication and cooperation, to formulate and improve the relevant supporting policies and measures, and to create favorable conditions for the implementation of the plan. All Development and Reform Commission at provincial levels, energy authorities should effectively organize the implementation and coordination
Coordination with regional energy associations: 
actively participate in the global energy management, promote the crude oil futures trading market, deepen the bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of energy, strengthen the cooperation with IEA, Energy Chapter and other international energy organisations.[...] create a better international environment for domestic natural gas development
M&E of policy implementation: 
Adhere to the medium-term evaluation system, strictly evaluate the implementation of the policy[...]
Technology
Clean energy technology deployment: 
During the 13th Five-Year Plan, the new constructed natural gas pipelines will be 40000 km, by 2020, the total length of the natural gas pipeline will be 104000 km, the natural gas transmission capacity of the main pipelines will be more than 400 billion cubic meters per year. [...] ---Northwest strategic channel focus on the construction of West-East In the north west areas, focus on the 3rd (middle), 4th and 5th gas pipeline of the “west gas to east” project, pay attentions to the construction of Central Asia D line. In the north eastern region, the key strategic project is the sino-russian natural gas pipeline construction. In the southwestern region, focus on the construction of Sino-Burmese natural gas pipeline to Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces and other places. Accelerate the construction of LNG receiving station and related pipeline network infrastructures in marine importation channels. ---Speed up the construction of gas pipeline to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and enhance the North China regional gas supply and peak-shaving capacity. Improve the layout of the natural gas pipeline network along the Yangtze River Economic Zone, [...] improve the trunk pipeline transmission capacity in accordance with the demands of the market ---Further improve the main pipeline network construction in main consumption areas, and improve the provincial transmission and distribution pipeline network system, strengthen the construction of inter-provincial transmission line, and speed up the construction of urban residential gas pipeline network ---[...]Support the LNG gas storage facilities construction, and gradually build a comprehensive gas peak-sharing system[...] by 2020, format an underground gas storage capacity of 14.8 billion cubic meters. ---According to the national natural gas resources and the actual demands of regional markets, considering the port planning to optimize the coastal LNG receiving station layout.[...] ---[...]Support some qualified provinces (autonomous regions or municipalities) to carry out comprehensive reform of natural gas system.[...]
Gas-to-power technology: 
By 2020, the natural gas power generation installed capacity will be more than 110 million kilowatts, accounts for the more than 5% of total installed capacity
Technology collaboration with other member States: 
Deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of natural gas, in implementing the “Belt and Road” policy, cooperate with the natural gas producer countries, formulate a multiple supply system, and improve the natural gas supply security. Establish a coordination mechanism. Pay attention to the the security and protection of transnational pipelines, improve the cooperation mechanism with cross-border countries, ensure the stable supply capacity of transnational pipelines.