31 May 2013 04:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Xinjie is expected to begin liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply from its three liquefaction plants, with a combined liquefaction capacity of 850,000 cubic metres (cbm)/day, in Xinjiang in June-August, a company source said on Friday.
The 250,000cbm/day plant at Hotan will process natural gas supplied from PetroChina’s Taxi’nan oilfield and is equipped with a 1,700cbm storage tank, the source said.
The 100,000cbm/day plant at Kumul consumes imported natural gas delivered via PetroChina’s second West-East gas pipeline, and is equipped with a 1,700cbm LNG tank.
The 500,000cbm/day plant at Karamay processes natural gas supplied from PetroChina’s Xinjiang oil and gas field and is equipped with a 10,000cbm storage tank, the source said.
LNG outputs from the three plants will be mainly distributed by the company’s refuelling stations in Xinjiang, with surplus to be sold in the domestic market, the source said.
Xinjiang Xinjie has 30 LNG-refuelling stations in Xinjiang and is planning to build another 23, the source said.
LNG delivery via tank trucks will be carried out by China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) Transportation, added the source.
Xinjiang Xinjie is a subsidiary of PetroChina’s Kunlun Energy. The company is largely engaged in the production, transportation and sales of natural gas, LNG and compressed natural gas (CNG) in the residential, road transportation and industrial sectors.
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