PetroChina starts commercial operations at Dalian LNG terminal

20 December 2011 06:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PetroChina has started commercial operations at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Dalian on 17 December, the oil and gas major announced on Tuesday.

The company began trial operations and received its first LNG shipment of 133,800 cubic metres (cbm) at the terminal on 16 November, according to the statement.

In the first phase of the project, the terminal will have a capacity of 3m tonnes/year, with plans to double its capacity to 6m tonnes/year in the second phase of construction.

The terminal mainly sources LNG from Qatar, Australia and Iran. The natural gas can be supplied to northeastern and northern China via a pipeline network that runs from Dalian to Shenyang.

Construction of the LNG project began in April 2008 and was completed in April 2011. The project comprises a dock, receiving terminals and gas pipelines.

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By: Adele Zhu

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