China’s Qingyuan Natural Gas delays start-up of Ordos LNG plant

06 June 2012 04:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China-based Qingyuan Natural Gas had to postpone the start-up of its 50,000 cubic metre (cbm)/day liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Ordos in Inner Mongolia because of a mechanical issue, a company source said on Wednesday.

Problems at the unit’s compressor prevented it to start production as originally scheduled on 6 June, the source said.

“It is unknown yet when could the problem be fixed,” said the source.

Qingyuan Natural Gas will also be building a 900,000 cbm/day LNG plant in the second phase of its project. Construction of the new plant is expected to begin in the second half of the year, the source said.

The bigger plant is expected to come on stream in late 2013, the source said.

Feedstock gas for the LNG plants will all be supplied by PetroChina’s Changning gas distribution branch and Changqing Oilfield, the source added.

Qingyuan Natural Gas is largely engaged in the production and distribution of LNG in local Inner Mongolia.

By: Jane Han

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