Dahej expansion complete

Thursday, 13 June 2019

India's Petronet LNG has completed its expansion programme at its Dahej LNG import terminal.

The expansion project is due to become fully operational by the end of this month, according to S&P Global Platts.

In a note to the Securities and Exchange Board of India on Monday, Petronet confirmed that the 2.5 mill tonnes per year regasification capacity had been commissioned and that the additional gas send-out from the terminal had begun.

The expansion will take the terminal's total import capacity to 17.5 mill tonnes per year.

Dahej is India's busiest LNG terminal, accounting for 72% or 15.98 mill tonnes per year of the total LNG imports into India in 2018, Platts Analytics data showed.

Thus far this year, the terminal has imported 6.71 mill or 71% of the total LNG imports into India year to date.

Petronet LNG operates both the Dahej LNG terminal in Gujarat and the 5 mill tonnes per year Kochi LNG terminal in Kerala on India's west coast.