10 January 2013 06:47 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec is expected to start operations for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, east China, in 2015, a local government official said on Thursday.
The terminal is designed to handle 3m tonnes of imported LNG per year, the official from the Lianyungang Development and Reform Commission said.
Sinopec is also planning to build four 160,000cbm LNG storage tanks to facilitate the terminal, a jetty which will allow tanker ships carrying 80,000-270,000cbm of LNG to dock, and gas pipelines, the official said.
Sinopec said it has obtained approvals from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to start a feasibility study for the project.
The terminal is likely to connect with Sinopec’s Sichuan-east China gas pipeline system as part of a giant gas supply network in east China, the source added.
Sinopec has no operational LNG terminals at present.
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