China Gas preps bunker station in tough market

The major Chinese gas distributor is gearing up to commission its first onshore LNG bunkering station, but it may struggle to convince shipowners to make use of the facility The major Chinese gas distributor is gearing up to commission its first onshore LNG bunkering station, but it may struggle to convince shipowners to make use of the facility.
By Tang Tian 19 June 2017 0 26419
China Gas’s LNG bunkering station in Chongqing. (China Gas Holdings)

China Gas Holdings (CGH) faces an uphill struggle to make a success of its maiden LNG bunkering project, located along the middle stretches of China’s longest river.

The Hong Kong-listed city gas distributor expects to commission an onshore LNG bunkering station in Chongqing in the second half of 2017, some five years after beginning preliminary work in February 2012. It won official approval for the project in 2014.

The project finished the first phase of construction in 2015 and has been in trial operations since then, but...

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