Gas Processing & LNG is Produced by Gulf Publishing Holdings LLC

China's CNOOC to trial LNG delivery by rail

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) is working with a railway company to trial delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, a senior company executive said.

The two-year trial will involve sending LNG to central China from four terminals - Guangxi, Zhuhai, Zhejiang and Tianjin, Wang Si, head of the company’s LNG ISO Tank Container Intermodal Transport Project, told a conference.

China is the world’s second largest importer of LNG but lacks natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure.

While trucks carrying ISO tanks can serve distances of 500 kilometers, trains will serve longer distances of over 1,000 km, Wang said.

Each ISO tank can carry 17-18 tonnes of LNG and the trains will be able to take 50 such tanks, he said.

CNOOC, China’s largest LNG importer, aims to transport 1 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG using ISO tank containers over 2019-2021, increasing this to 2 mtpa by 2022-2023, he added.

The trial is pending approval from China Rail Company, he said.

CNOOC also plans to use ISO tanks for LNG storage as they are about 30% cheaper than current storage facilities and save space, Wang said.

Reporting by Muyu Xu and Shivani Singh, writing by Jessica Jaganathan, editing by Louise Heavens and Jason Neely

Copyright © 2019. All market data is provided by Barchart Solutions. Futures: at least a 10 minute delay. Information is provided 'as is' and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice. To see all exchange delays and terms of use, please see disclaimer.

                                  CMEGroup                                     Icelogo


Editorial Comment
-Adrienne Blume
The continued expansion of natural gas trade is led primarily by growth in the LNG sector, which has tripled over the past 3 yr.
Industry Focus: The future of gas-to-power projects in Africa
-Shem Oirere
Natural gas is expected to play a central role in supporting Africa’s drive to achieve electricity connection for nearly 600 MM people without access to the grid, to reduce widespread reliance on coal for power generation, and to fast-track the continent’s slowed industrial expansion.
Regional Focus: Gazprom faces challenges for combined LNG/processing plant in Baltics
-Eugene Gerden
Russia’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom, aims to build a giant project on the Russian Baltic seaport of Ust-Luga. The plans include the construction of a combined LNG and gas processing plant.

GasPro 2.0: A Webcast Symposium

Register Now

Following on the heels of the highly successful GasPro 2.0 Webcast Symposium in October 2018, the second GasPro Webcast Symposium 2.0 will take place on October 24, 2019.

The 2019 web event will gather experts in the fields of LNG, gas processing, and gas transport/distribution to share their operations expertise, engineering and design solutions, and technology advances and trends with our audience.

Attendees will learn about technology and operational solutions and deployments in a number of areas: plant design and expansion, construction, NGL production, optimization, sulfur removal, marine operations and separation technology.

October 24, 2019 08:30 AM CDT

Register Now


Please read our Term and Conditions, Cookies Policy, and Privacy Policy before using the site. All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2019 Gulf Publishing Holdings LLC.