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    Fire Breaks out at Chinese LNG Terminal


Five people were injured in the incident.

by: Joe Murphy

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Fire Breaks out at Chinese LNG Terminal

A fire broke out on November 2 at the Beihai LNG terminal in China's Guangxi region, state media have reported, leaving five people injured.

The fire began at noon at one of the facility's four LNG storage tanks and was extinguished following the arrival of emergency response steams, China News reported. It was caused by maintenance personnel, according to the agency.

Beihai LNG started operations in 2016 and can import up to 3mn metric tons/year of LNG, equipped with 160,000 m3 of storage capacity. Sinopec agreed in July to transfer the terminal and other gas infrastructure to newly-formed operator PipeChina in July as part of the unbundling of China's gas sector, which boosted its third-quarter profits.