Tang Tian


Tang Tian joined Interfax in June 2011 as a China gas reporter. She holds a Masters degree in English Literature from Shanghai International Studies University.

Email: tang.tian@interfax.cnPhone: +86 (21) 6215 3766

Plant restarts to boost Chinese LNG output

China’s LNG production is expected to hit 37.96 MMcm/d this week as a number of plants in the northwest resume production.

14 December 2017

Chinese wholesale LNG prices hit five-year high

Chinese wholesale LNG prices increased by 1.39% last week from the previous week, to their highest level in at least five years.

13 December 2017
Map showing LNG-producing regions in China

China’s LNG operational rate slumps to 10-month low

LNG output in Shaanxi, Henan, Chongqing and Hubei fell by 22% last week, leading to an operational rate of 34% at China's LNG plants.

12 December 2017
chinese gas storage facility

China left with few options to solve gas supply crisis

China has paused an aggressive gasification campaign to stave off a gas supply crisis in northern regions, but limited supply capacity means shortages are likely to persist.

11 December 2017
Turkmen gas infrastructure

China in talks with Turkmenistan to avert supply crunch

China is in urgent talks to restore its Turkmen gas imports to normal levels to avoid shortages.

6 December 2017

Asian spot LNG prices at highest level since Jan 2015

Asian spot LNG prices increased by 5.7% from October to average $9.15/MMBtu in November.

5 December 2017
LNG tanker trucks parked in China

China moves to keep lid on spiralling LNG prices

Unprecedented gas demand less than three weeks into the winter heating season has forced China to take steps to keep domestic LNG prices under control.

4 December 2017

Asian spot LNG prices steady at three-year high

Asian spot LNG prices climbed by 2.7% last week from the previous week, to average $9.44/MMBtu.

28 November 2017
A gas-fired distributed generation project in Shanghai

Chongqing gas distributed generation needs more incentives – expert

Gas-fired distributed generation is making gradual progress in Chongqing in southwestern China despite a lack of subsidies.

27 November 2017
LNG plant in Ningxia, china

Feedstock squeeze to tighten China’s LNG output

Production of LNG in two of China's major producing regions has been crimped by limited gas supply.

22 November 2017

Asian spot LNG prices hit three-year high

Asian spot LNG prices averaged $9.19/MMBtu last week, a record high for 2017 to date and their highest level since January 2015.

21 November 2017
Gas fired distributed generation in shanghai

Challenges force Huadian to cut gas-fired distributed generation goals

High gas prices and lower power tariffs have led China’s biggest gas power producer to lower its capacity target for gas-fired distributed generation.

20 November 2017

Chinese spot LNG clears $9/MMBtu ahead of winter

Spot LNG prices in Asia rose last week as Chinese buyers scrambled for cargoes to avoid a potential winter supply crunch.

14 November 2017
Gas storage tanks in China.

China NOCs and distributors pass buck on gas storage

China’s upstream and downstream gas companies disagree over who should bear the brunt of building storage capacity.

8 November 2017

Asian spot LNG prices leap by more than 20%

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan jumped by 21.6% in October – the biggest monthly gain since November 2016.

7 November 2017

Asian LNG prices rise as heating demand grows

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan climbed for the fifth consecutive week last week.

31 October 2017
Ice-class LNG carrier

Yamal LNG startup to boost Chinese companies

Novatek’s Yamal LNG plant could provide a global stage for Chinese engineering firms, which built the bulk of the highly challenging Arctic project.

30 October 2017

Asia’s spot LNG prices make biggest gains in five years

Average spot LNG prices in Asia's major importers climbed by around 15% last week, the biggest rise in at least five years.

24 October 2017

Asian LNG prices hit highest level since March

Spot LNG prices in Asia’s major importers averaged $6.76/MMBtu on 13 October, their highest level since mid-March.

17 October 2017
Sinopec’s Fuling shale gas field.

China on course for 10 bcm of shale output – official

China is hoping shale will provide a major boost to domestic gas output and is targeting 30 bcm/y of production by 2020.

16 October 2017

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