China’s Jilin Tianfu Energy restarts Songyuan LNG unit on 5 Feb

06 February 2012 06:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Tianfu Energy on 5 February restarted its 100,000 cubic metre (cbm)/day liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit at Songyuan in Jilin province, a company source said on Monday.

The major domestic LNG supplier shut its plant for five days, starting from 31 January, in anticipation of weak demand, “as most industrial consumers will not start up [their] operations until 6 February”, the source said.

In addition, its 50,000 cbm/day LNG unit at the same site was shut on 31 January for maintenance and its restart date has not been decided yet, added the source.

“Most downstream users are unlikely to buy LNG in the near future as they bought enough stocks before the Lunar New Year holiday in late January,” the source said.

The company’s 200,000 cbm/day LNG plant at Gongzhuling city is running normally, with a daily output of 100,000 cbm, the source added.

Jilin Tianfu produces, processes and sells LNG and compressed natural gas, which it delivers via pipeline and truck. It has three existing LNG plants in Jilin, which have a combined capacity of 350,000 cbm/day.

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By: Jane Han

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