PetroChina has discovered another major gas field in western Xinjiang, which has an initial estimated daily output capacity of 286,000 cubic meters., and boasts an estimated reserve of as much as 130 billion cubic meters, the company's Tarim unit confirmed Wednesday.

The gasfield, known as Dabei III ,has the potential to be the third largest gas field in Xinjiang, after Kela II and Dina II Gas fields. Kela II has proven reserves of 250 billion cubic meters, and has served as the main gas filed for the West-East Gas Transmission project. Dina II is the second resource for the project and has proven reserves of 170 billion cubic meters.