17 May 2012 10:46 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Huasheng Energy is planning to start up its 500,000 cubic metre (cbm)/day liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Yanzhou in Shandong province in the first half of 2013, a company source said on Thursday.
The company started construction of the plant, which is the first phase of an 800,000 cbm/day facility, in April this year, the source said.
The schedule for the second phase of the project, which will have a capacity of 300,000 cbm/day, has not been determined, according to the source.
Feedstock gas will be supplied via PetroChina’s Hebei-Nanjing gas pipeline, which connects with the west-east pipeline and the Shaanxi-Beijing system, the source said.
“We have signed agreements with the Shandong Communications and Transportation Bureau to set up LNG refuelling stations at service zones along expressways in Shandong,” the source said.
The 500,000 cbm/day plant’s LNG output will largely be supplied to these stations and any extra output will be sold in Shandong and to spot markets nearby, the source said.
“We are also considering buying trucks for LNG delivery,” the source added.
China Huasheng Energy is mainly engaged in the storage and utilisation development of LNG in Shandong province.
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