इंडियन आवाज़     20 Apr 2018 12:38:00      انڈین آواز

India receives first consignment of LNG from United States

AMN

India’s first liquefied natural gas cargo from the United States landed at the Dabhol regasification terminal in Maharashtra yesterday. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan received the first-ever shipment of 1.2 lakh tonne LNG under the long-term contract of 20 years.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pradhan Pradhan describing the arrival of the first shipment and the conclusion of the long-term contract with the US-based Cheniere Inc as a new beginning in the Indo-US energy partnership and trade.

He said, LNG supplies will help achieve the vision of moving towards a gas-based economy. He also announced a 700-crore rupees investment by the newly-created Gail arm Konkan LNG to complete an under-construction breakwater facility, that on completion will make the terminal an all-weather facility.

Gail will be getting 22-24 shipments per annum till the breakwater is built. Once that is done we will be handling 80-90 ships a year.

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