Shandong set to finally embrace gas-fired power

By Tang Tian 13 March 2017
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Shandong’s LNG terminal. The province aims to build gas-fired power stations nearby. (Sinopec) Shandong’s LNG terminal. The province aims to build gas-fired power stations nearby. (Sinopec)

Shandong – one of China’s largest gas consumers and the country’s last province to hold out against gas-fired power generation – is set to finally start using the fuel to produce electricity.

Guidelines released in January promote the use of gas, and call for the development of gas power stations near Sinopec’s LNG terminal. They also encourage the installation of gas-fired distributed generation (DG) capacity in industrial parks, logistics zones, service stations, shopping centres, hospitals and airports.

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