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PetroChina starts up new LNG storage tanks

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According to Reuters, PetroChina has started up new LNG storage tanks at two receiving terminals in preparation for winter demand.

Reuters reports that the company recently began operating a tank with a capacity of 200 000 m3 – in addition to pipelines and regasification facilities – in Rudong, eastern Jiangsu province, China.

These new facilities in Rudong are reportedly part of a second phase expansion project, which has increased the company’s handling capacity from 3.5 million tpy to 6.5 million tpy. Following the expansion, Rudong has a total of 680 000 m3 of storage capacity.

In addition to this, Reuters reports that PetroChina has started test running a new storage tank at its Dalian terminal. This is expected to double the facility’s receiving capacity to 6 million tpy.

The company reportedly said that it would increase its gas supply this winter by 7% compared to the year before. It said that it would do this by slightly increasing imports, as well as by pumping more from onshore domestic fields, such as Longwangmiao.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/regasification/09112016/petrochina-starts-up-new-lng-storage-tanks/

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