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.

tang.tian@interfax.cn +86 (21) 6215 3766

LNG tanker truck sales fall at China’s biggest terminals

Sales of LNG tanker trucks fell by 38% at CNOOC's Tianjin terminal in May, while numbers were down by 16.5% at Ningbo and 11% at Zhuhai.

12 July 2018
The Dapeng LNG terminal in China

China’s LNG terminals hike prices to cover import costs

Last month’s rally in Asian spot LNG prices has forced China’s importers to lift prices for the fuel at terminals to cover rising import costs.

11 July 2018

SHPGX pipeline sales back down after recent high

A total of 2.06 bcm of pipeline gas was sold on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange in June, down from May’s 2018 high of 2.27 bcm.

11 July 2018

Asian spot LNG prices jump nearly 20% in June

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan increased by an average of 19.5% in June from May – the biggest jump for any month since October 2017.

10 July 2018
Chinese LNG storage tank

Chinese LNG prices unlikely to snowball this winter

Another winter price shock is unlikely to be on the cards for China’s LNG market as steps have been taken to restrain demand within touching distance of supply.

9 July 2018

Southwest China LNG plants shut for maintenance

The works are expected to result in China producing an average of 28,993 tpd of LNG this week.

5 July 2018
CNOOC’s Dapeng LNG terminal

China eyes interconnections to sidestep gas shortages

China’s top gas companies are working to connect their LNG terminals to major cross-country pipelines as part of efforts to create an integrated national gas grid.

4 July 2018

Output cuts further boost Chinese LNG prices

Reduced output output from LNG plants last week led to an increase in average Chinese ex-works prices for the second week in a row.

4 July 2018

Asian spot LNG prices break seven-week rising trend

Spot LNG prices in Asia broke a seven-week run of gains last week, dropping to $10.5/MMBtu.

3 July 2018

China’s Ningbo terminal still top LNG truck shipper

The CNOOC facility shipped an average of 250 truckloads of LNG per day last week, the most of any of China's terminals.

28 June 2018

Chinese ex-works LNG prices edge upwards

Ex-works prices at Chinese liquefaction plants increased last week for the first time since mid-May.

27 June 2018

Asian spot LNG prices clear $11/MMBtu

Asian spot LNG prices surpassed $11/MMBtu last week for the first time since January.

26 June 2018

Ningbo terminal takes trucked LNG delivery top spot

The terminal loaded 250 LNG trucks per day last week, making it China's biggest-selling facility.

21 June 2018
Shanghai stock exchange

China’s gas exchanges attract volumes from NOCs

China’s fledgling gas exchanges have continued to attract attention from the country’s main gas suppliers.

20 June 2018

Chinese LNG prices down as plants reduce stockpiles

Forty-six liquefaction plants cut their asking prices by an average of 4.33% last week to reduce stocks.

20 June 2018

Spot LNG prices in Asia back above $10/MMBtu

Asian spot LNG prices exceeded $10/MMBtu last week for the first time since February.

19 June 2018

Chinese LNG plants up output to meet power demand

China is forecast to produce 32,045 tpd of LNG between 11-17 June as plants return from maintenance and others respond to greater power demand.

14 June 2018
An LNG terminal in China

China’s LNG truck growth slows as outlook darkens

Rising fuel costs and the loss of a major business segment are putting the squeeze on China’s output of large LNG-fuelled trucks, which soared last year.

13 June 2018

Oversupply causes fall in Chinese ex-works LNG prices

Forty-six Chinese LNG plants cut their prices by an average of 4.33% last week as a result of a supply glut.

13 June 2018

Higher temperatures push up Asian spot LNG prices

Prices increased by 3.63% last week from the previous week, to $9.70/MMBtu, as a result of strong air conditioning-related demand

12 June 2018

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