Sinopec has started operations at its new Wen 23 underground gas storage facility in Puyang, northern Henan.
According to S&P Global Platts, the company has started sending natural gas imported from its Tianjin LNG terminal to the new facility through its Ordo-Anping-Cangzhou gas pipeline.
The facility comprises 10.4-Bcm of gas storage and is the largest in China's central and eastern regions. It is set to boost Sinopec's gas supply optionality and flexibility in northeast China, which is a key LNG consumption centre.
The facility was rebuilt from an exhausted gas field and put into operation in March 2019. It is also connected to Sinopec's Yulin-Jinan and Puyang-Kaifeng gas pipelines in northern China.
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