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China steams ahead with LNG-by-rail tests

CNOOC and China Railway, along with local logistics companies and LNG importers, have started test runs that could help shape policy and development in the transport of LNG via rail CNOOC and China Railway, along with local logistics companies and LNG importers, have started test runs that could help shape policy and development in the transport of LNG via rail.
By Tang Tian 23 January 2020 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34954
LNG tank containers being loaded at Rizhao port (Shandong Marine Group)

The key issue: CNOOC and China’s state-owned national railway operator are carrying out a trial run of freighting LNG tank containers via rail this winter. The move could allow coastal import terminals to open up new inland markets for the fuel.

Interfax analysis: China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) and China Railway have teamed up to pilot the delivery of LNG by rail from CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU on the shores of the Bohai Bay to Jiyuan city in landlocked Henan province. The test is expected...