China’s Sinopec has cut daily production from its largest gas field to four million cubic metres a day after an accident where two people were killed.
The move will see it drop to just a quarter of its production rate early this year after the incident earlier this week which involved a deadly landslide and fire on a trunk gas pipeline.
The firs shut down a section of the 2,200km Sichuan-East China pipeline only two days after Sinopec had completed a 38-day maintenance programme at Puguang.
Repair work to the pipeline is expected to take about a week to complete.
The accident had followed days of heavy rain fall in the mountainous Enshi county in the central Chinese province of Hubei.