Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNOOC)

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Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNOOC) (中海油天津海上浮储LNG接收站)is an LNG terminal in Nanjiang Port, Binhai New District, Tianjin Prefecture, China.[1]


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Project Details

  • Sponsor: PipeChina Tianjin LNG Co., Ltd. 国家管网集团天津液化天然气有限责任公司
  • Owner: PipeChina 46%; Tianjin Port Group 天津港集团公司 40%; Tianjin Gas Group 天津市燃气集团 9%; Tianjin Hengrongda Technology Company 天津恒融达科技有限公司 5%.
  • Parent: PipeChina
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Coordinates: 38.975833, 117.7875 (exact)
  • Capacity: 2.2 mtpa, 0.32 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2013

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


Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNOOC) is a floating storage regasification unit LNG terminal in Tianjin, China.[2]

CNOOC chose the FSRU plan due to increased difficulties in winning state approval for a land-based receiving terminal.[3] CNOOC received its first shipment of LNG at the Tianjin terminal in late 2013.[4] The terminal has a receiving capacity of 2.2 mtpa and two 30,000 cubic meter storage tanks in its planned first phase.

Phase II was planned for a land-based terminal and increased capacity to 6.4 mtpa but was reportedly abandoned due to funding issues.[5][6][7] In December 2016, a natural gas pipeline in Tianjin ruptured, caught fire, and two cargoes of imported LNG were diverted from CNOOC’s Tianjin LNG terminal at the time.[8]

Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: CNOOC Gas & Power Group
  • Parent: PipeChina
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Coordinates: 38.975833, 117.7875 (exact)
  • Capacity: 6 mtpa
  • Status:Construction
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2022

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

Expansion Background

In May 2018 CNOOC announced a planned expansion that would increase the terminal's capacity to 7.5 mtpa by 2030.[9]

The second phase with received capacity of 6 mtpa began construction in April 2020.[10] Phase II would construct six LNG storage tanks in the second phase, each with a capacity of 220,000 cubic meters. The commissioned date was expected at 2022.[11]

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. [12]10 existing and under-construction LNG terminals were reportedly transferred or are going to transfer their ownerships to PipeChina.[13] Tianjin LNG terminal (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. Tianjin LNG Terminal (CNOOC), A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  3. UPDATE 1-CNOOC plans China's 1st floating LNG storage, Jim Bai and Chen Aizhu, Reuters, November 2011
  4. China's CNOOC receives first LNG cargo at Tianjin FSRU, Song Yen Ling, S&P Global Platts, November 2013
  5. China’s CNOOC delays trial run at Tianjin LNG terminal to H2 Nov, Jane Han, ICIS, November 2013
  6. CNOOC – Floating LNG Terminal – Tianjin, Construction IC, Accessed June 2017
  7. "战“气荒”,天津LNG替代工程"中国海洋石油报, 2016-12-07
  8. UPDATE 1-CNOOC diverted two LNG cargoes from Tianjin after pipeline fire -traders, Oleg Vukmanovic and Chen Aizhu, Reuters, January 2017
  9. CNOOC to build 6 storage tanks in Tianjin LNG terminal expansion, Reuters, May 31, 2018
  10. 天津LNG二期项目全速推进 Source: 北方网, 06-19-2020
  11. 【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.
  12. "集团简介--国家管网公司". www.pipechina.com.cn. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  13. ""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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