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Yangkou Port in Rudong receives 550th LNG tanker

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2022-07-26


The Bahamas-flagged LNG tanker Eduard Toll docks at the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal on July 24. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

The Bahamas-flagged liquefied natural gas or LNG tanker Eduard Toll docked at the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal – located at Yangkou Port in Rudong county in Nantong city, Jiangsu province – on July 24.

It was the 44th LNG tanker received by the facility this year and the 550th since it received its first LNG tanker in 2011.

Over the last 11 years, the total amount of LNG transported to Yangkou Port has reached 107.77 million cubic meters and more than 66 billion cu m of natural gas has been transported to other parts of the Yangtze River Delta region.

Natural gas plays an important role in China's transition from being fossil-led to having clean energy consumption. The environmental benefit generated by 66 billion cu m of natural gas is equivalent to planting 389 million trees, which can reduce national carbon dioxide emissions by 1.81 billion metric tons and sulfur dioxide emissions by 1.53 million tons.

It is predicted that the annual LNG handling capacity of Yangkou Port will exceed 20 million tons in three years and that the port will become the largest LNG loading, unloading and storage base in China at that time.