Natural Gas GAIL Commissions Dabhol LNG Terminal
GAIL has recently commissioned the Dabhol LNG terminal located at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra around 340 km south of Mumbai. The Dabhol LNG terminal would serve as a gateway for entry of natural gas to the southern and western parts of the country.
Mumbai/India – The terminal is operated by RGPPL, a joint ventureof GAIL (India) and NTPC as major share-holders and remaining equity being held by financial institutions and MSEB. The commissioning of the Dhabol regas terminal provides access to natural gas supply to the southern and western states - Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. GAIL is also at an advanced stage of commissioning the 1400- kilometer Dhabol-Bengaluru pipeline system.
Benefits for India's Fertilizer and Small Industries Expected
Power, Fertilizers and small industries shall benefit from this regas terminal in terms of savings vis-a-vis alternate higher priced fuels such as naphtha, fuel oil etc. The transport and the household segments shall also get the opportunity to utilize the clean fuel at cities and towns enroute the pipeline corridor. GAIL shall endeavor to maximize the capacity utilization of the terminal regas and storage facilities by leveraging the line-pack of over 10000 km. of cross country pipeline network.