China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group) has discovered abundant natural gas in Zhongjiang gas field, located in Sichuan province, China Daily reported.

The newly added natural gas in Zhongjiang gas field has proved reserves exceeding 34 billion cubic meters (bcm), raising the field’s total proved reserves to 106.1 bcm.

The company has further augmented clean energy supply capacity as an effort to ensure China’s energy security.

For two consecutive years, Zhongjiang gas field produced over 1 bcm of natural gas per year making the total produced amount 5.29 bcm.

The Sichuan basin contains both conventional and unconventional natural gas and it is a significant basin for China’s reserves and output.