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

  • Operator:
  • Owner: 台灣中油天然氣事業部 (CPC Corporation)[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)[2]
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2009, 2011
  • Cost: 31.5 billion NTD[3][4]

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.[5] Its final phase of construction was completed in 2011, increasing the facility's capacity to 3 mtpa. It is owned by CPC Corporation.[6]

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.[7]

Expansion projects

Expansion Phase 1 臺中LNG接收站擴建一期 (中油)

  • Operator:
  • Owner: 台灣中油天然氣事業部 (CPC Corporation)[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)[2]
  • Capacity: 2 mtpa
  • Cost: NT$18.5 billion[8]
  • Status: Operating[9]
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2019[9]


An expansion of 2 mtpa was completed in 2019, also consisting of 160,000-kiloliter above-ground storage tanks.[7] 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.[7]

Expansion Phase 2 臺中LNG接收站擴建二期

  • Operator:
  • Owner: 台灣中油天然氣事業部 (CPC Corporation)[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)[2]
  • Capacity: 2 mtpa[10]
  • Status: Proposed[10]
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2023[10]


Further expansion through the addition of another berth and associated tanks is planned to be carried out in two phases (Phase II and Phase III). 2 mtpa of regasification capacity will be added by 2023.[10]

No. 5 LNG Terminal 台中港LNG接收站 (第五接收站)

  • Operator:
  • Owner: 台灣中油天然氣事業部 (CPC Corporation)[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Taichung Harbor, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 24.25304, 120.49586 (exact)[2]
  • Capacity: 2.7 mtpa[10]
  • Status: Proposed[10]
  • Type: Import[10]
  • Start year: 2026[10]


In Phase III of the expansion, a remaining 2.7 mtpa capacity will be added by 2026.[10] CPC launched feasibility studies for Phase III that will include two additional LNG storage tanks of 180,000 cubic meters each, as well as new regasification facilities

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "台灣中油". zh.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "http://www.cie.org.tw/cms/JournalFiles/11003_chapter06.pdf" (PDF). CIE. Retrieved 2022-06-27. External link in |title= (help)
  3. "Ezfree華人自在交流聯合網-期刊文獻-中印尼文經協會年刊-2009中印尼文經協會年刊-". www.ezsino.org. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  4. "Taichung LNG Import Terminal". NS Energy. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  5. CPC inaugurates Tawiwan's second LNG terminal, Oil & Gas Journal, 17 July 2009
  6. Taichung LNG Terminal, GEO, accessed April 2017
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Downstream Operations," CPC Corporation website, accessed March 2019
  8. 2.16.886.101.20003.20007.20123. "Projects and Plans". CPC Corporation, Taiwan. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "中鼎集團電子報 No.458 | CTCI協助穩定台灣電力供應-台中LNG接收站二期計畫氣化設施及管線統包工程". 中鼎集團電子報. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021

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