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Jiangsu LNG Terminal exports 10 billion cu m of natural gas


Updated: 2023-01-03

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An aerial view of the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal. [Photo/WeChat account: rudongfb]

The PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal at Yangkou Port – located in Rudong county, administered by Nantong city in East China's Jiangsu province – is really moving things up these days when it comes to exports of natural gas.

By 8 am, on Dec 28, the facility had exported 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the year to date.

That made it the first time in the 11 years since the terminal started operating that annual gas transmissions topped 10 billion cu m, which is equivalent to the annual gas consumption of 50 million households.

PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal started operating on May 24, in 2011. It is the main facility for emergency peak regulation and supply protection in East China.

The station currently has six LNG storage tanks with a total capacity of 1.08 million cu m of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, as well as a maximum gas storage capacity of 670 million cu m.

"The terminal has supported more than a third of Jiangsu's natural gas supplies so far this year," said Miao Xiaochen, safety director of the terminal.

According to Miao, since December the terminal has received seven LNG tankers. There will be two more to arrive at the terminal before New Year's Day.

Over the past decade, PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal has received and unloaded 585 LNG tankers from 25 countries and regions – handling a total volume of over 50 million metric tons of LNG and benefiting nearly 200 million people in East China.