PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal gets ready for summer peak
An LNG tanker approaches the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal. [Photo/Nantong Daily]
With the temperatures continuing to rise in June, the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal – on Yangguang Island in Yangkou Port in Rudong county, in East China's Jiangsu province – has been busy making advanced preparations for the looming peak summer season.
Liquefied natural gas, or LNG in China is used, among other things, for electricity generation and in summer, power for air-conditioning and industrial usage is said to make up the bulk of China's LNG demand.
As the main mechanism for peak adjustments and emergency gas supplies in the Yangtze River Delta region, the terminal has been storing LNG in advance.
Since the start of June, it has received and unloaded 510,000 metric tons of LNG. By the end of this month, the terminal will receive and unload one more LNG tanker to meet the upcoming peak in demand.
At present, the daily processing capacity of the terminal is more than 25 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, according to Miao Xiaochen, deputy general director of operator PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Co Ltd.
That amount of natural gas can generate 110 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which can meet the electricity consumption of 380,000 households in Jiangsu province for one month.
"The terminal will enter the peak season in July. Our planned daily outbound natural gas transmission will be more than 30 million cu m per day, with the highest peak to reach 39 million cu m," Miao said.
The PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal is the largest LNG terminal in the Yangtze River Delta region. It has six LNG storage tanks with a total capacity of 1.08 million cu m.