China’s CNOOC to build 600,000 tonne/year LNG plant in Sichuan

10 April 2013 09:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) plans to build a 600,000 tonne/year gas liquefaction plant at Deyang in Sichuan province, a local government official said on Wednesday.

The company entered into a framework agreement through its subsidiary, CNOOC Gas & Power Group, with Deyang government in Beijing on 13 March, the official from Deyang Development and Reform Commission said.

Under the agreement, CNOOC will build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Deyang as well as regasification stations, gas-filling stations and gas-fuelled distributed energy resources (DER) projects in the city.

As Deyang has rich gas resources because of Sinopec’s southwest oil and gas field, it is highly likely that the plant will process natural gas supplied from it, the official said.

However, the construction timeline and natural gas supplier have not been confirmed, as the project is still in a preliminary stage, the official added.

This is CNOOC’s first LNG project in Sichuan.

The Chinese LNG importer has just one 600,000 cubic metre/day liquefaction plant in Guangdong province that is in operation.

In Sichuan, there are three operational LNG plants with a combined liquefaction capacity of 2.3 million cubic metres/day.

By: Ricki Wang
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