CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province (CNOOC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Guangdong shows small-scale gas-power ambition

Guangdong is eyeing a dramatic expansion in gas-fired distributed generation, but the commercial viability remains questionable.

A Towngas customer centre. The company is hoping to offer customers electricity in addition to gas. (Towngas) Global Markets

Towngas eyes move into small-scale gas-to-power

Another of China’s gas distributors is making a move into gas-fired power generation, expanding the list of companies stepping into the sector.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

PetroChina’s Xiangguosi storage is 90.6% full

PetroChina’s Xiangguosi underground depot had 3.8 billion cubic metres of gas in store as of 18 September.

22 September 2016 14:24 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beijing Gas Group to increase investment in CTG switching

Beijing Gas Group plans to ramp up infrastructure investment for coal-to-gas switching to $750 million-1.2 billion per year

22 September 2016 14:21 GMT

Public holiday limits Chinese LNG demand

End-user demand for Chinese LNG was soft last week because of a two-day public holiday, which prompted a number of the country’s plants to cut prices.

21 September 2016 7:56 GMT

Dapeng LNG imports hit 50 mt

The Dapeng LNG terminal near China’s southern city of Shenzhen has imported 50 mt since it went online in September 2006.

20 September 2016 14:50 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Fujian’s capital discusses residential gas price cut

The pricing bureau in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, has held a meeting with household representatives to discuss a residential gas price cut.

20 September 2016 14:49 GMT
Supply & Demand

Chongqing’s gas consumption up by nearly 15% in Jan-Aug 2016

Chongqing consumed 5.84 billion cubic metres of gas during the first eight months of 2016, up by 14.7% on an annual basis, according to the local government.

20 September 2016 14:48 GMT

PetroChina to boost Tangshan LNG storage capacity

PetroChina and Beijing Gas Group plan to add two 160,000-200,000 cubic metre LNG storage tanks at the Tangshan terminal.

20 September 2016 14:47 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tarim Oilfield supplies to WEP reach 171 bcm

PetroChina’s Tarim Oilfield subsidiary in Xinjiang has supplied 171 billion cubic metres of gas to the West-East Pipeline network.

20 September 2016 14:30 GMT
Supply & Demand

Shanghai Gas Group supplied 570 MMcm in August

Shanghai Gas Group supplied 570 million cubic metres of gas to the city in August, up by 0.1% year on year.

20 September 2016 14:28 GMT

Asian LNG prices fall as summer demand ebbs

Spot LNG prices in Asia continued to decline on a weekly basis last week, falling by 1.6% as summer demand eased.

20 September 2016 10:08 GMT
Exploration & Production

Production at PetroChina’s shale demonstration zone up 350%

PetroChina’s Changning-Weiyuan shale demonstration zone had produced 1.54 billion cubic metres of shale gas as of 7 September, up by 348% from the previous year.

19 September 2016 14:04 GMT
Exploration & Production

Shaanxi gas production up this year

Central China’s Shaanxi province produced 12.55 billion cubic metres of gas in the first eight months of the year, up by 6.51% on an annual basis.

19 September 2016 14:03 GMT

LNG glut in northwest China as plants restart

Chinese wholesale LNG prices fell by 1.67% last week from a week earlier as plants in the northwest resumed production, increasing overall supply.

14 September 2016 8:10 GMT
CNOOC’s Tianjin LNG terminal. The company has opened the facility to third parties. (CNOOC) Policy & Regulation

CNOOC drags feet over access to Tianjin terminal

China’s top LNG importer looks to be heeding Beijing’s call for third-party terminal access, but insiders say CNOOC’s move is half-hearted.

13 September 2016 9:08 GMT

Chinese LNG output up as spot price falls

Spot LNG prices in China dropped last week, but the country's LNG output was up by nearly 7%.

13 September 2016 8:14 GMT
Companies & Finance

Shenzhen Nanshan continuing restructure talks with China Gas

Chinese gas power generator Shenzhen Nanshan Power will continue to hold talks with China Gas on possible asset restructuring, reports say.

9 September 2016 13:37 GMT

China’s Zhuhai LNG terminal supplies hit 2 mt mark

CNOOC has said that its Zhuhai LNG terminal in Guangdong province had supplied 2 mt of LNG as of 1 September 2016 since going online in November 2013.

7 September 2016 14:54 GMT

China Huadian picks Lianyungang for first LNG terminal

State power utility China Huadian has selected the port of Lianyungang in eastern Jiangsu province as the site for its first LNG terminal.

7 September 2016 14:52 GMT
China’s first shale gas liquefaction plant in Sichuan. (Jereh Oilfield Services) Exploration & Production

Unconventional LNG plants gain traction in China

China is ramping up interest in LNG plants that can chill unconventional feedstocks such as waste gases from industrial processes and CBM.

7 September 2016 10:40 GMT

Chinese LNG supply drops as plants start turnarounds

Chinese wholesale LNG prices in August were up by 1.6% from July as supply fell after several plants in the northwest started turnarounds.

7 September 2016 9:14 GMT

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