Tianjin FSRU (CNOOC)

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Tianjin FSRU (CNOOC) (中海油天津海上浮储LNG接收站) is a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) LNG import terminal in Nanjiang Port, Binhai New District, Tianjin Prefecture, China.[1]


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Project details

Phase 1

  • Operator:
  • Owner: PipeChina Tianjin LNG Co., Ltd. 国家管网集团天津液化天然气有限责任公司[2]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Coordinates: 38.975833, 117.7875 (exact)
  • Capacity: 2.2 mtpa, 0.32 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2013

Phase 2

  • Operator:
  • Owner: PipeChina Tianjin LNG Co., Ltd. 国家管网集团天津液化天然气有限责任公司[2]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Coordinates: 38.975833, 117.7875 (exact)
  • Capacity: 6 mtpa
  • Status: Construction[3][4]
  • Type: Import
  • Start year: 2022


Tianjin FSRU (CNOOC) is a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) LNG terminal in Tianjin, China.[5]

CNOOC chose the FSRU plan due to increased difficulties in winning state approval for a land-based receiving terminal.[6] CNOOC received its first shipment of LNG at the Tianjin terminal in late 2013.[7] The terminal has a receiving capacity of 2.2 mtpa and two 30,000 cubic meter storage tanks in its planned first phase.

Initially, a second phase was planned, which included a land-based terminal and increased capacity to 6.4 mtpa, but it was reportedly abandoned due to funding issues.[8][9][10] In December 2016, a natural gas pipeline in Tianjin ruptured, caught fire, and two cargoes of imported LNG were diverted from CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU at the time.[11]

In May 2018, CNOOC announced a planned expansion that would increase the terminal's capacity to 7.5 mtpa by 2030.[12]

The second phase with received capacity of 6 mtpa began construction in April 2020.[13] Phase II would construct six LNG storage tanks in the second phase, each with a capacity of 220,000 cubic meters. The commissioning date was expected at 2022.[14]

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. [15]10 existing and under-construction LNG terminals were reportedly transferred or are going to transfer their ownerships to PipeChina.[16] Tianjin FSRU (CNOOC) is one of them.

Articles and resources


  1. 天津浮式LNG接收站——LNG接收站介绍(11) LNG接收站建设与运营先锋号, 06/11/2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 "国家管网集团天津液化天然气有限责任公司". www.qcc.com.
  3. LNG接收站专栏. "天津浮式LNG接收站——LNG接收站介绍(11)". 商业新知网 (in 中文). Retrieved 2022-06-27.
  4. "天津LNG二期项目全速推进_LNG_清洁能源_中国燃气网". www.chinagas.org.cn. Retrieved 2022-06-27.
  5. Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNOOC), A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  6. UPDATE 1-CNOOC plans China's 1st floating LNG storage, Jim Bai and Chen Aizhu, Reuters, November 2011
  7. China's CNOOC receives first LNG cargo at Tianjin FSRU, Song Yen Ling, S&P Global Platts, November 2013
  8. China’s CNOOC delays trial run at Tianjin LNG terminal to H2 Nov, Jane Han, ICIS, November 2013
  9. CNOOC – Floating LNG Terminal – Tianjin, Construction IC, Accessed June 2017
  10. "战“气荒”,天津LNG替代工程"中国海洋石油报, 2016-12-07
  11. UPDATE 1-CNOOC diverted two LNG cargoes from Tianjin after pipeline fire -traders, Oleg Vukmanovic and Chen Aizhu, Reuters, January 2017
  12. CNOOC to build 6 storage tanks in Tianjin LNG terminal expansion, Reuters, May 31, 2018
  13. 天津LNG二期项目全速推进 Source: 北方网, 06-19-2020
  14. 【专稿】 天津LNG三驾马车,天津将成为中国北方LNG转运存储中心,将成为中国最大的LNG枢纽 Sohu.com, 08-07-2018.
  15. "集团简介--国家管网公司". www.pipechina.com.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  16. ""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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