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Rudong to carry out new LNG storage, transport project


Updated: 2020-06-17

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and transport project was recently approved in Rudong county, Nantong, Jiangsu province, marking another step forward for the county in building an LNG center with an annual loading capacity of 20 million metric tons.

The project is a key component of the provincial development plan for gas storage equipment, and construction is expected to start within the year at the Yangkou Port.

The project consists of three 200,000-cubic-meter LNG storage tanks and supporting facilities, costing about 5.2 billion yuan ($733.06 million) in total. The maximum transmission capacity is designed to reach 30 million cu m per day.

Upon completion, it will ensure emergency LNG supply to the whole province, meet increasing demand during peak seasons, and allow vehicle-mounted LNG to be moved around the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region.

The current LNG station in Rudong began operating at full capacity in 2018, serving as an energy hub in coastal areas of East China. It has made significant contributions to China’s energy structure adjustment and the West-East natural gas transmission.

Thanks to improved fairways, huge vessels that carry LNG are able to enter and exit the port at any time. It is also easy to transport gas through pipes and tank vehicles.

The station has now become an international hub of LNG resources and is being expanded in response to the national plan for the integrated development of the YRD region.


The LNG station at the Yangkou Port in Rudong county, Nantong [Photo/WeChat account: dream8086]