(EnergyAsia, February 27, Friday) — State-owned CNOOC has started work on a new 40,000-cubic metre oil products storage tank in the coastal city of Shaoguan in southern China shortly after it completed the construction of a much larger terminal in another part of Guangdong province.

The 80-million-yuan terminal will help store and distribute oil products that will flow from the new 12-million-ton-per-year refinery in Huizhou city now under construction by CNOOC.

The company last month completed building a 321,000-cubic metre storage tank project in Lisha county to serve the southern Chinese market. The terminal is served by a 165-km oil products pipeline and a 50,000-dwt wharf.