PetroChina begins work on third phase of Rudong LNG terminal expansion

Rudong LNG storage tanks (Image courtesy of CNPC)

State-controlled oil and gas producer PetroChina has officially started construction works on the third phase of the expansion project at its Rudong LNG import terminal in Jiangsu province.

The third phase which started on November 26 includes the addition of two 200,000-cbm LNG storage tanks, according to a statement by CNPC, the parent company of PetroChina.

After the completion of the expansion project in 2021, the LNG facility will have three 160,000-cbm and three 200,000-cbm LNG tanks with total capacity of some 1.08 million cbm, the statement said.

The terminal, which started operations in 2011, has an annual regasification capacity of  6.5 million tonnes of LNG.

According to the CNPC statement, Rudong terminal handled 75 LNG ships or 5.75 million tonnes in the January-November period, the highest in its history.

 

LNG World News Staff

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