CNOOC to build liquefaction plant on China coast

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 5 -- China National Offshore Oil Corp. has signed a contract with authorities in Zhuhai, in Guangdong Province, China, to build an LNG liquefaction plant there, the company said Apr. 5.

The facility, which will have a processing capacity of 200 million cu m/year of gas, will be built on Hengqin Island within Zhuhai on the western coast of the Pearl River basin. The produced LNG will be supplied mainly to local cities, including Zhuhai and Zhongshan, about 30 miles inland.

CNOOC said gas for the project will come from three fields in the eastern South China Sea off Guangdong: Hui Zhou (HZ) 21-1, Panyu 30-1, and Panyu 34-1 gas fields.

The LNG plant is due for completion at yearend.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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