Tianjin LNG Terminal (Sinopec)

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Tianjin LNG Terminal (Sinopec) is an LNG terminal under development in Tianjin, China.


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Project Details

  • Parent: Sinopec
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Coordinates: 38.749154, 117.714895 (exact)
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2018

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


Tianjin LNG Terminal (Sinopec) is an LNG terminal under development in Tianjin, China.[1]

Tianjin LNG Terminal (Sinopec) started construction in 2013 and was originally set to be running by 2016. In July 2015, it was announced by China’s National Audit Office that the project was delayed until 2017. The terminal will supply LNG to Beijing, Tianjin, and the Hebei region.[2] The 3 mtpa facility is awaiting final regulatory approvals for completion.[3]

The terminal began commercial operations in February 2018, and completed construction of all of its storage tanks in September 2018.[4] In September 2018 Sinopec announced that Phase II of the project had been approved by the Tianjin Development and Reform Commission. Phase II would five LNG storage tanks in the second phase, each with a capacity of 220,000 cubic meters.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNPC), Wood Mackenzie, accessed April 2017
  2. Energy Markets in Emerging Economies: Strategies for growth, Wang, Henry K.H., Routlege, London and New York, 2017, 75-76
  3. LNG & Natural Gas News, Commodity3, April 21, 2017
  4. China's Sinopec adds LNG tank at Tianjin terminal, Reuters, Sep. 25, 2018
  5. China's Sinopec says Phase 2 of Tianjin LNG terminal approved, Reuters, Oct. 31, 2018

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