Sinopec has started sending natural gas from its Tianjin LNG terminal to the newly built Wen 23 underground gas storage in Puyang, northern Henan province, the company said on its website.

According to S&P Global Platts, the 10.4-Bcm gas storage facility is one of several underground gas storage facilities due to start up in coming years to meet growing Chinese consumption.

Apart from connecting to the Ordos-Anping-Cangzhou gas pipeline, the Wen 23 gas storage has also been connected to Sinopec’s Yulin-Jinan and Puyang-Kaifeng gas pipelines in northern China, Sinopec said.

Sinopec’s Tianjin LNG terminal, which started operations in April last year, has an annual transfer capacity of 3 million mt and is capable of supplying around 4 Bcm/year of gas to the Chinese market.

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29th April 2019