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India starts up first east coast LNG terminal

The first cargo arrived at the Ennore LNG terminal late last month, but the impact of the facility on the market will hinge on pipeline connections The first cargo arrived at the Ennore LNG terminal late last month, but the impact of the facility on the market will hinge on pipeline connections.
By Andrew Walker 7 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34017
India's Kochi LNG terminal. (Petronet LNG)

The first LNG terminal on India’s eastern coast was commissioned this week and will open new markets for gas in the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. However, the facility will operate significantly below its 5 mtpa capacity unless pipelines are built to connect it to customers.

The terminal, based at Ennore, will deliver gas primarily to industrial consumers such as Chennai Petroleum Corp., Madras Fertilisers and Manali Petrochemicals. The growth in India’s LNG demand is coming from the industrial sector as gas is not...