Gujarat government to set up two new LNG terminals of 10 MMTPA

Gujarat government said that it has planned to set up two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals of 10 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) capacity.

In her written response to a question raised by BJP MLA Harsh Sanghvi during question hour in the Gujarat Assembly yesterday about future plans regarding LNG terminals, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who handles the ports portfolio, stated that two such LNG terminals are already operational in the state.

At present, Gujarat has two operational LNG terminals, one at Hazira in Surat and the another at Dahej in Bharuch district.

In her reply, she stated that both these terminals have a combined capacity to handle 17.5 MMT LNG per annum.

She stated that the Gujarat government plans to set up two more such LNG terminals to handle imported LNG.

The Gujarat government plans to set up two new LNG terminals, one near Jafrabad in Amreli district and another at Mundra port in Kutch district, she said.

Patel said that an LNG port terminal with Floating Storage and Re-gassification Unit (FSRU) with a capacity of 5 MMTPA would be built in Jafrabad.

Earlier, the state ports authority, Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) had selected Swan Energy Ltd as the developer of this project on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis.

After being selected by the GMB in December 2013 to set up this project, Swan Energy had informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it would develop a greenfield LNG port terminal with FSRU at Jafrabad in Gujarat.

In a related development, Adani Group and the state government-owned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) have joined hands to set up an LNG import terminal at Mundra with an initial capacity of 5 MMTPA.

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