China National Petroleum Corp. said today that its subsidiary PetroChina began pumping gas into pipeline network from Dalian’s liquefied natural gas terminal, located in Dalian city, Liaoning province.
This event marked the start in operations of Dalian LNG terminal.
Construction of Dalian LNG project was started in April 2008 and completed in April 2011.
The first phase of the receiving terminal has a construction scale of 3 mtpa and designed annual deliverability of 4.2 billion cubic meters.
The second phase will have a construction scale of 6 mtpa and designed annual deliverability of 8.4 billion cubic meters.
When the whole project is completed, the terminal will be capable of receiving 10 million tons and deliver 13.5 billion cubic meters every year.
Dalian’s LNG sources are mainly from Qatar, Australia and Iran.
LNG World News Staff, December 20, 2011; Image: CNPC