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    Taiwan's CPC gets environmental okay for new regas project

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CPC had in 2019 announced the plan to develop an LNG import terminal near an algal reef off the coast of Datan.

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Taiwan's CPC gets environmental okay for new regas project

Taiwanese gas supplier CPC Corp. has received the Environmental Protection Agency's approval to build a new LNG import terminal near an algal reef off the coast of Datan, it said on March 2 in a statement.

CPC had announced the plan to develop the terminal in 2019 but faced resistance from the environmental groups who argued that the project would harm the algal reef. Environmentalists had proposed relocating the terminal to the port of Taipei.

A referendum on whether to relocate the terminal was rejected in December last year after not enough voters took part to validate the result.

State-owned CPC is the biggest LNG importer in the country and operates three receiving terminals.