Pipelines, Storage & Power

Storage to shore up Zhejiang’s gasification drive

The rapid buildout of Zhejiang’s pipeline grid has helped boost the province’s gas demand, but local authorities want to safeguard supplies with storage The rapid buildout of Zhejiang’s pipeline grid has helped boost the province’s gas demand, but local authorities want to safeguard supplies with storage.
By Tang Tian 4 October 2018 0 32778
A storage tank at Zhejiang’s Ningbo LNG terminal. (CNOOC Zhejiang LNG).

Energy officials in eastern China’s Zhejiang province have turned their attention to boosting gas storage capacity in cities and at LNG terminals. The aim is to increase the use of clean energy even when gas supplies are tight during the winter.

Zhejiang is under pressure to increase its consumption of less-polluting energy, having been named by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) as the country’s first “national clean energy demonstration province” nearly four years ago. Since then, Zhejiang has embarked on a major gas pipeline construction spree,...