State-controlled oil and gas producer PetroChina has received a record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its three major import terminals during the last year.
PetroChina’s three LNG terminals – Tangshan, Dalian and Rudong – handled more than 15 million tonnes combined last year, for the first time during one single year, parent company CNPC said in a statement on Thursday.
Furthermore, PetroChina’s Rudong LNG import terminal in Jiangsu province received 85 vessels last year for a total of 6.5 million tonnes, operating at full capacity and reaching the highest amount in its history, the statement said.
The Rudong facility supplied 9.2 billion cubic meters to the grid last year, a rise of 49 percent when compared to 2017, making it also the busiest LNG terminal in China, according to the statement.
In a separate statement, China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) said that its Zhejiang LNG import terminal located in the coastal city of Ningbo received 80 vessels last year for a total of 5.47 million tonnes. This represents a 52 percent rise when compared to 2017, CNOOC said.
China, the world’s second-largest importer of LNG, has continued to boost its imports of the chilled fuel last year and has reached a new record high as it is pursuing its strategy for cleaner air.
In the January-November period, LNG imports increased 43.6 percent to 47.52 million tonnes, the data from the General Administration of Customs showed.
LNG World News Staff