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Govt plans to expand natural gas share to 15% by 2022, LNG imports to soar

Beyond LNG, India is looking to access untapped domestic gas reserves off its east coast

Reuters  |  Indonesia 

India's push to more than double the share natural gas has in its energy mix to 15 per cent by 2022 will require a huge increase in imports and the construction of more LNG terminals, a government official said on Wednesday. India has four terminals to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) and imports around 20 million tonnes of the super-chilled fuel a year. But over the next seven year the government plans to build another 11 terminals, said Narendra Taneja, spokesman for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). That would raise India's LNG import capacity to more than 70 ...

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 13:54 IST
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