Taichung LNG Terminal

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Taichung LNG Terminal is an LNG import terminal in Taichung, Taiwan.

Location

The terminal is located at Taichung Harbor

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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: CPC Corporation
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
  • Proposed Capacity: 3 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
  • Status: Operating, Construction (expansion)
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2009

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

Background

Taichung LNG Terminal is an LNG import terminal in Taichung, Taiwan. It was first commissioned in 2009 with a capacity of 1.68 mtpa.[1] Its final phase of construction was completed in 2011, increasing the facility's capacity to 3 mtpa. It is owned by CPC Corporation.[2]

The terminal was designed to supply natural gas to TaiPower's Datan power station, as well as industrial firms and household users in northern and central Taiwan. The project entailed building three 160,000-kiloliter LNG storage tanks, gasification and gas supply facilities and a 135-kilometer, 36-inch sea/land Taichung-Datan Gas Pipeline from Taichung Harbor through the Tongxiao distribution station to the Datan measuring station.[3]

Expansion 1 Project Details

  • Owner: CPC Corporation
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)
  • Capacity: 2 mtpa
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2020

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

Expansion 1 Background

An expansion of 2 mtpa is scheduled to be completed in 2019, consisting of 160,000-kiloliter above-ground storage tanks.[3] A further expansion proposed for 2022 would add a second pier to Taichung port and increase the terminal's capacity by an additional 1 mtpa.[3]

Expansion 2 Project Details

  • Owner: CPC Corporation
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)
  • Capacity: 1 mtpa
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2022

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

Expansion 2 Background

The first expansion of the Taichung LNG terminal was completed at the end of 2019. Further expansion through the addition of another berth and associated tanks is planned to be carried out in two phases. 2 mtpa of regasification capacity will be added by 2023 and a remaining 2.7 mtpa capacity will be added by 2026.[4]

Articles and resources

References

  1. CPC inaugurates Tawiwan's second LNG terminal, Oil & Gas Journal, 17 July 2009
  2. Taichung LNG Terminal, GEO, accessed April 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Downstream Operations," CPC Corporation website, accessed March 2019
  4. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021

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