China: Kunlun Opens Daguan Road LNG Refueling Station
The Daguan Road LNG refueling station in Guangzhou recently commenced its operation. The station is constructed and invested by a subsidiary of CNPC Shennan Oil Technology Development Co, Ltd, of which Kunlun Energy Company is the holding company.
The operation of the first fleet of 310 LNG-powered buses officially commenced the fuel transformation for buses in Guangzhou, switching from LPG to LNG.
This symbolizes a substantial breakthrough for Kunlun Energy in its development of LNG-powered buses and refueling stations in Guangzhou, which enables the Company to walk in the forefront among its peers. With the designed capacity of 40,000 cubic meters per day, the refueling station has a maximum capacity to refuel 500 buses.
Mr. Wu Dui, a PhD supervisor of Sun Yat-Sen University and a renowned air quality expert focusing on haze in Guangdong, considers that the air quality of Guangzhou in recent years is comparatively better than other Mainland major cities. However, particulate organic nitrogen accounts for over 20% of the PM 2.5 with a relatively fast growing trend over the last 10 years. It is also Mr. Wu’s view that, in the future, the air quality control strategy of Guangzhou should adopt the progressive replacement of LNG over LPG.
With the first LNG pilot project completed in Guangzhou, Daguan Road LNG refueling station took only two months to complete its work from construction to obtaining certificates, which is highly recognized by government and related departments in Guangzhou.
Looking forward, with a dedication to improve the air quality and contribute to elevating the living standard of citizens in Guangzhou, Kunlun Energy will continue to further develop its LNG-powered buses and LNG refueling stations in Guangzhou and strive to establish its LNG refueling stations networks. By 2013, it plans to expand its LNG-powered buses to a total of 3,000 vehicles.
LNG World News Staff, March 12, 2013; Image: Kunlun Energy