Iran holds talks with Chinese team for LNG plant

27 October 2011

Consortium interested in building a liqueifed natural gas plant in Bushehr province

The National Iranian Oil Company is holding negotiations with an unnamed Chinese consortium regarding the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the country.

If a deal goes ahead, the plant will be constructed at Assalouyeh in the province of Bushehr, according to a report by the Mehr News Agency.

Two other LNG units are currently being constructed at the same site and the total capacity for the complex will be 21 million tonnes a year (t/y) when completed.

Ran has previously stated that it aims to export 70 million t/y of LNG by 2015.

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