India’s Dhamra Terminal Receives Its First-Ever LNG Cargo
Qatargas has reportedly sold off LNG on an exclusive ex-ship model to TotalEnergies, which successfully delivered it to Adani Total Pvt Ltd, Total’s joint collaboration with Adani Group (India).
Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Qatargas chief executive, said that the delivery of this LNG cargo to the Dhamra terminal (India) is an essential milestone for the firm and Qatar’s overall LNG industry.
They are committed to meeting the growing demand for cleaner energy in India and all over the world. Their reliable and safe supply of LNG will help India satisfy its energy needs as well as contribute to the nation’s economic growth.
Dhamra is India’s newest and seventh operational LNG terminal. It is situated in Odisha. This 5-mta terminal is also Adani Total’s first-ever LNG import terminal, expected to bolster gas utilization on India’s east coast.
Once completely commissioned, TotalEnergies and Adani will offer regasification services to its downstream Indian customers.
India is, right now, planning on a major expansion of LNG usage as the government plans to increase the share of natural gas use in the nation’s energy mix to 15%, from about 6% currently, by 2030.
The terminal reportedly features two tanks with a capacity of 170,000 m3 each. The facility’s jetty is also capable of tackling LNG carriers ranging from about 70,000-m3 to 265,000-m3 capacity. It extends breakbulk services, empowering LNG to be reloaded to smaller vessels for distribution and an LNG truck-loading facility.
Reference: Market Screener, Sweet Crude