Dalian LNG Terminal

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Dalian LNG Terminal (大连LNG接收站) is an operating LNG import terminal in Liaoning, China.


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Project details

  • Owner: CNPC Dalian LNG Co., Ltd 国家管网集团大连液化天然气有限公司[1][2]
  • Parent company: National Oil and Gas Pipeline Group Co., Ltd. 75%,Liaoning Port Co., Ltd. 20%, Dalian Urban Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd. 5%[2]
国家石油天然气管网集团有限公司 75%
辽宁港口股份有限公司 20%
大连市城市建设投资集团有限公司 5%
  • Location: Nianyu Bay, Dalian, Liaoning, China
  • Coordinates: 38.9604, 121.8841 (exact)
  • Capacity: 10 mtpa
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2011

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


Dalian LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Liaoning, China.[3]

The construction of Dalian LNG terminal began in 2008[4] and was operational since 2011. Dalian LNG' sources are mainly from Qatar, Australia and Iran and after regasification is sent for use in northeastern China.[5] In late 2016, PetroChina began testing a new storage tank which could double its receiving capacity to 6 million tonnes per year.[6]

In March 2018 it was reported that the terminal's capacity is now 10 mtpa.[7]

In Dec 2020, PipeChina took over the 75% shares of Dalian LNG Terminal which was originally belonging to CNPC, becoming the major shareholder of it.[8]

The global research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie disclosed that the utilization rate of the Dalian LNG Terminal was a mere 22% in 2022 and, as of September 2023, the terminal's utilisation rate was 16% year-to-date in 2023. WoodMac attributed this to increased flows of gas into the region from the Power of Siberia Gas Pipeline.[9]

Ownership change

In February 9, 2019, the National Petroleum and Natural Gas Pipeline Group Co., Ltd. (PipeChina) was established with a major focus on the investment and construction of the long-distance oil and gas pipeline network and storage & peaking facilities, offering fair and open oil and gas pipeline transmission services. [10]10 existing and under-construction LNG terminals were reportedly transferred or are going to transfer their ownerships to PipeChina.[11] Dalian LNG terminal is one of them.

Articles and resources


  1. "中石油大连液化天然气有限公司 - 企查查". www.qcc.com. Retrieved 2021-04-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "我国大型LNG接收站有多少?小编带你来盘点!-北极星电力新闻网". m.bjx.com.cn. 2016-04-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Dalian LNG Terminal, GEO, accessed April 2017
  4. "中石油大连液化天然气接收站试运投产-国务院国有资产监督管理委员会". www.sasac.gov.cn (in 中文(中国大陆)). 2011-11-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. PetroChina's Dalian terminal receives 1st LNG cargo, Reuters, November 7, 2011
  6. PetroChina expands receiving capacity of LNG terminals, Reuters, November 8, 2016
  7. Supplies to Dalian LNG terminal hit 10 mt, Interfax Global Energy, Mar. 13, 2018
  8. 支付现金408亿、溢价近一倍 国家管网拿下昆仑能源核心管道资产 界面新闻, 12-23-2020
  9. Kai Dong, China’s regas capacity is on the rise – but low utilisation persists, Wood Mackenzie, Sep. 4, 2023
  10. "集团简介--国家管网公司". www.pipechina.com.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ""三桶油"的这十座LNG接收站,或划入国家管网公司". finance.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-16.

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