August 1, 2018 / 11:28 AM / a year ago

China CNOOC's new Shenzhen terminal receives first LNG cargo

BEIJING, Aug 1 (Reuters) -

* China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) started operating a new import facility in southern China for liquefied natural gas (LNG), state media reported on Wednesday

* The terminal in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, on Wednesday received a 93,000-tonne LNG cargo from Qatar, Securities Daily reported, making it the state firm’s ninth LNG terminal in operation

* The new facility has four tanks each sized 160,000 cubic metres and a berth able to dock 266,000 cubic-metre tankers, with annual handling capacity of 4 million tonnes, according China Environment News

* CNOOC’s press office was not available for immediate comment

* CNOOC in the same city also operates the Dapeng LNG terminal which is connected with the new one via a pipeline (Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by Jason Neely)

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