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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

CNPC has built a diversified gas supply system to satisfy the increasing demand for gas in China, which includes three LNG terminals in Tangshan of Hebei Province, Rudong of Jiangsu Province and Dalian of Liaoning Province respectively.

The Jiangsu, Dalian and Tangshan LNG terminals have done a good job in peak shaving since they became operational, stabilizing the gas supply to the Yangtze Delta, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Northeast China.

As of the end of 2020, we had three LNG terminals and one storage facility in operation with an annual LNG receiving capacity of 19.3 million tons. In 2020, we had 15 LNG plants in operation, with a total LNG processing volume of 2.41 billion cubic meters.

Dalian LNG Project

Located at the Dagushan peninsula in Dalian city, Liaoning province, Dalian LNG Terminal covers an area of 21.6 hectares. With functions including LNG unloading, storage, regasification, transportation and tanker loading, Dalian terminal is capable of receiving 10 million tons of LNG and delivering 13.5 bcm of natural gas annually.

The project is composed of a dock, receiving terminals and gas pipelines. The dock has a total length of 446 meters, including a 150 meters long trestle. The max cargo unloading capacity is 350,000 cubic meters.

The receiving terminals have a floor space of 24 hectares and were constructed in two stages. Phase-I of the project became operational in Dec. 2011, and Phase II of the project became operational at the end of 2013.

The gas pipelines comprise a trunk and two branches. The trunk runs 389 kilometers, with a designed pressure of 10MPa and a maximum annual delivery capacity of 5.5 billion cubic meters.

Dalian's LNG sources are mainly from Qatar, Australia, Iran and Yamal. The re-gasified natural gas is delivered to China's northeastern and northern gas pipeline networks through the pipeline from Dalian to Shenyang, to supply Northeast China and part of North China.

Jiangsu LNG Project

The project consists of an artificial island, the receiving terminals, a dock and trestle, a submarine pipeline and a gas trunk line. It mainly receives, stores, regasifies, and transports LNG from abroad. The regasified gas is delivered to the West-East Gas Pipelines and the Ji-Ning branch through gas trunks. It also fills LNG tank trucks for export purpose. Natural gas is supplied to Yangtze Delta and surrounding regions.

Jiangsu LNG terminal is composed of facilities for the unloading, storage and regasification of LNG, and the metering and output of natural gas. The terminals were constructed in two stages. The Phase I project, being operational in Nov. 2011, is capable of receiving 3.5 million metric tons of LNG and delivering 4.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per annum. The Phase II project, being operational at the end of 2013, has a LNG receiving capacity of 6.5 million metric tons and gas deliverability of 8.7 billion cubic meters per annum.

The submarine pipeline between the terminal and the Rudong Offtake Station is approximately 14 kilometers long, with a designed pressure of 10 MPa and a diameter of 813 millimeters. This pipeline joins the West-East Gas Pipeline and the Ji-Ning Pipeline to build a network for multi-source gas supply.The dedicated dock has a maximum cargo unloading capacity of 267,000 cubic meters.

Tangshan LNG Project

The Tangshan LNG project includes a dock, trestle and receiving terminals. The storage capacity is 640,000 cubic meters and the terminals are constructed in two stages with an annual capacity of 10 million tons. The maximum cargo unloading capacity is 270,000 cubic meters. Its LNG sources are mainly from Qatar and Australia. The regasified natural gas is supplied to Beijing and Northeast China via the Yongqing-Tangshan-Qinhuangdao gas pipeline network.