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Tang Tian

China specialist

Tang Tian joined Interfax in June 2011 as a China gas reporter. She holds a Masters degree in English Literature from Shanghai International Studies University.

Sinopec terminals rank first and second for LNG truckloads

Last week marked the first time Sinopec facilities took the top two spots for sales of trucked LNG in China, with CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU settling for third place.

4 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG
The port of Hainan, China

Hainan coal ban paves way for more gas-to-power

Gas and nuclear power look set to benefit from Hainan’s recent decision to ban construction of new coal-fired power stations on the tropical island.

4 days ago Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Asian spot LNG prices fall for second week in a row

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan were down by 4.74% last week, extending losses seen in the previous week.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / LNG

CNOOC Tianjin FSRU loads 312 LNG trucks a day in October

Send-out from the Tianjin facility dipped last month, but it was still the biggest seller among Chinese terminals.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
ENN terminal  and vessel in Zhoushan, China

China’s ENN consolidates for competitive edge

The energy company’s move to combine its gas utility and upstream developer will create an integrated company better-positioned to compete in a future deregulated Chinese gas market.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance

Price of China’s domestic LNG shoots up by 43%

LNG produced in China hit an average price of $12.23/MMBtu in October as 80 plants increased their asking prices.

6 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Asian spot LNG price shoots up by 50% in October

Strong oil prices, coupled with a pick-up in demand and the effect of US sanctions, saw Asia’s average spot LNG price rise sharply last month.

5 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

SHPGX LNG import price index down 1.5% week on week

The Shanghai Petroleum & Gas Exchange’s new index stood at RMB 3,445 per ton for the most recent week for which data is available.

1 November 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
ENN's Zhoushan, China LNG terminal

New index shows China bid for LNG pricing power

The launch of a new index for LNG import pricing is a step forward for China’s hopes of establishing itself as a gas and LNG trading hub.

31 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation

Chinese domestic LNG plants cut prices

The wholesale price of China’s LNG fell by 2.52% last week as domestic producers tried to improve their competitiveness against imports.

30 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

China’s LNG plant utilisation hits highest since May 2014

The country’s combined output of LNG averaged 44,801 tons per day last week, with the utilisation rate reaching 55%.

29 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Sinopec's Fuling shale gas field

Deep deposits challenge CNPC’s shale ambitions

CNPC’s inability to extract shale gas deeper than 3,500 metres could jeopardise a goal of producing 20-23 bcm annually by 2025.

24 October 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal boosts tanker truck send-out

The FSRU dispatched an average of 356 tanker trucks of LNG per day last week, making it China’s top-selling terminal.

24 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

China LNG price up 13.2% in advance of heating season

The price of LNG produced in China rose to an average of $10.34/MMBtu last week after 85 plants in various provinces hiked prices.

23 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Asian spot LNG prices see biggest gain in four weeks

Prices increased by almost 14% last week in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan as buyers stocked up for the winter demand season.

22 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

China's weekly LNG output to hit 44,000 tons as plants restart

Six liquefaction facilities in the provinces of Shaanxi, Heilongjiang and Sichuan are scheduled to come back online this week following maintenance.

17 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
An LNG carrier berthed at Ningbo terminal

Zhejiang aims to be LNG gateway for China

East China’s Zhejiang province has called for three LNG projects with a combined capacity of 14.0 mtpa to be up and running in Zhoushan by 2025

17 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Chinese ex-works LNG price up 6.69% on industrial demand

Demand for LNG from China’s industrial sector picked up last week following the end of a week-long public holiday, with prices averaging $9.12/MMBtu

16 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Asian spot LNG price up 1.75% as heating season nears

The average price of spot LNG in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan increased last week as buyers built stocks in preparation for winter.

15 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

CNOOC facilities top China’s LNG sales in September

The company’s Tianjin FSRU and Ningbo terminal sold the most truckloads of LNG during the month.

10 October 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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