China's Shanxi Natural Gas to start up LNG plant in July 2013

21 August 2012 09:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Shanxi Natural Gas plans to start up a 300,000 cubic metre (cbm)/day liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Jinzhong in Shanxi  province in July 2013, a company source said on Tuesday.

The construction of the plant, which will be equipped with a 4,500cbm storage tank, started in June this year, the source said.

The plant is the first phase of a 1.2m cbm/day LNG project at the same site, the source said, adding that details about the capacity and progress of the phases two and three of the project have yet to be decided.

The project is a joint venture between PingYao Coal Chemical Group and Shanxi Natural Gas, with the latter holding an 81% controlling stake, according to the source.

Feedstock gas for the plant will be supplied through PetroChina's Shaanxi-Beijing gas network, the source said.

“We have been building LNG refuelling stations in Shanxi. Therefore, LNG outputs will be mainly supplied to these stations,” the source said, adding that some of the output will also be sold nationwide.

Shanxi Natural Gas is largely engaged in the exploration and utilisation of natural gas, planning, construction and management of gas pipelines in Shanxi province.

By: Jane Han

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