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Delayed Sinopec Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Opens in Tianjin

A new Sinopec port terminal in Tianjin receives its first shipment of liquefied natural gas on Tuesday. The terminal was supposed to be open by the end of 2016, but work wasn't completed until May. Photo: VCG
A new Sinopec port terminal in Tianjin receives its first shipment of liquefied natural gas on Tuesday. The terminal was supposed to be open by the end of 2016, but work wasn't completed until May. Photo: VCG

A newly opened terminal in the northern coastal city of Tianjin received its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this week after a year of delays, and comes at a time of badly needed energy in China’s north.

The terminal, operated by the state-owned China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec), received the shipment from Australia on Tuesday, Sinopec said in a statement.

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