(EnergyAsia, July 25 2011, Monday) — China Natural Gas Inc (CNGI), a provider of compressed natural gas for vehicular fuel and pipeline natural gas for industrial, commercial and residential use in Xi’an city, said it has started operation at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Jingbian county in Shaanxi province.

Qin’an Ji, CNGI’s chairman and CEO, said the plant started up last week after a successful trial and development work over 46 months.

The company transports and sells natural gas to vehicular fueling terminals, as well as commercial, industrial and residential customers through its distribution networks in Shaanxi and Henan provinces. It owns approximately 120 km of high-pressure pipelines and operates 26 CNG fueling stations in Shaanxi and 12 CNG fueling stations in Henan.