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    Sinopec’s Tianjin Terminal Receives Over 1mn mt of LNG


The terminal began commercial operations in February last year.

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Sinopec’s Tianjin Terminal Receives Over 1mn mt of LNG

Sinopec’s Tianjin LNG receiving terminal has unloaded more than 1mn metric tons of LNG since the start of this year, Sinopec said March 14.

The terminal has received 15 LNG vessels and unloaded 1.2mn mt of LNG this year. It has supplied 1.22bn m3 of regasified LNG via pipeline and dispatched 261,300 tons of LNG via trucks to customers downstream, Sinopec said.

The terminal began commercial operations in February last year with a cargo from Australia. Its capacity is 3mn mt/year and can supply 4bn m³/yr gas to downstream customers in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shandong. In 2018, the terminal operated near full capacity. 

Last October, Sinopec received approval from the Tianjin Development and Reform Commission to build the second phase of the terminal, which entails five storage tanks of 220,000 m³ each, as well as gasification and external transportation facilities. Construction is due to start this month and likely to be finished by December 2021. Late-September, Sinopec completed the construction of a third storage tank at the Tianjin terminal, marking the completion of the first phase of construction.

In addition to its Tianjin terminal, Sinopec operates a terminal at Beihai and at Qingdao in Shandong province. Late-October, Sinopec started work on the second phase of Qingdao import terminal.