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Shandong storage plan hints at wider LNG ambitions

Elements of Shandong’s recently released gas storage plan suggest the province may be plotting a big role in China’s LNG import industry Elements of Shandong’s recently released gas storage plan suggest the province may be plotting a big role in China’s LNG import industry.
By Tang Tian 17 October 2018 0 32934
Storage tanks at the Shandong LNG terminal. (Qingdao Dongjiakou Economic Zone)

Shandong province in eastern China is planning a major gas storage push to meet ambitious targets by the end of 2020.

The province is under pressure from the central authorities to improve air quality over the next three years, meaning demand for gas is rising as it switches away from coal. The increased gas demand has focused attention on Shandong’s underdeveloped storage infrastructure.

But while other provinces such as Zhejiang and Hubei have also announced plans to boost...