Taiwan delays opening of LNG terminal


A top official at CPC Corp, Taiwan’s sole LNG importer, has announced that there will be a further delay to the opening of Taiwan’s second LNG import terminal, as a result of a number of pipeline problems and severe weather conditions.

The opening of the 3million tonnes per annum (tpa) terminal has been delayed twice previously, the last deadline having passed in August, due to bad weather and is now planned to be operational as of the first quarter of next year.

According to a statement given to Reuters by Deputy Chief Executive of CPC’s natural gas business, Chung-Long Lee, “The offshore piping from Taichung…to Tatan (power plant), did not go smoothly.”

He continued, “The pipe broke three times and there were many typhoons in Taiwan that year. That made construction difficult.”

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