LNG

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 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.
By Tang Tian 4 July 2018 0 31594
CNOOC’s Dapeng LNG terminal. (GDLNG)

China’s biggest gas companies are looking to build more pipeline connections between their LNG terminals and major cross-country trunklines in the north and south of China as they seek to alleviate uneven gas supplies between the two regions during winter.

The companies are building the interconnections at the behest of the central government, which has gradually realised their importance in bolstering gas supplies to avoid shortages like those seen last winter. Policymakers stressed the importance of completing interconnections that will enable gas to flow from south...