China’s CNOOC again delays Ningbo LNG terminal trial runs

03 September 2012 07:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has again delayed the trial operation of its Ningbo liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Zhejiang province, as construction was affected by a typhoon, a company source said on Monday.

Construction was suspended in early August when severe typhoon Haikui made its landfall in Zhejiang, the source explained, adding that some large equipment were removed from the terminal on safety concerns.

The first LNG cargo arrival at Ningbo is not known yet, the source said.

“We may have to wait until October to begin sales on truck delivery, as some tests are required after the cargo arrival,” the source added.

The company previously postponed the trial run to late August from an original plan of June because of weak downstream demand.

By: Ricki Wang
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