15 May 2013 08:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanxi Coalbed Methane is expected to begin sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in early June from its 250,000 cbm/day liquefaction plant at Jincheng in Shanxi province, a company source said on Wednesday.
The company has been conducting trial runs at the plant since 15 May, the source added.
A second-phase project with a designed capacity of 750,000cbm/day is under construction at the same site, and is expected to come on stream in late 2014, the source said.
The company has also built a 2,500cbm storage tank for the phase-one plant, and will build another three tanks, bringing the total storage capacity to 10,000cbm, the source said.
The project mainly processes coalbed methane (CBM) supplied from a CBM block at Lizhuang county in Shanxi.
LNG output from the project will be mainly distributed in Bohai Economic Rim, Yangtze River Delta as well as Hunan and Hubei provinces, the source said, adding that LNG delivery will be carried out by a third-party logistics company.
Shanxi Coalbed Methane, formerly known as Shanxi Energy Coalbed Methane (CBM) Investments Holdings, is a joint venture of Shanxi Energy Industries Group, Shanxi Coal Import & Export Group (SCIEG) and Shanxi International Electricity Group.
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