1. India to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes in a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes in a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India plans to more than double its liquefied natural gas (LNG)import capacity to 50 million tonnes in the next one year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a news conference on Thursday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 13, 2016 1:32 PM
Dharmendra-Pradhan-PTI It has a capacity to import 21 million tonnes of the super-cooled fuel currently. (Source: PTI)

India plans to more than double its liquefied natural gas (LNG)import capacity to 50 million tonnes in the next one year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a news conference on Thursday.

It has a capacity to import 21 million tonnes of the super-cooled fuel currently. As the nation moves to a gas-based economy, India wants to increase the share of natural gas in its energy mix to 15 percent in the next three-to-four years from 6.5 percent now, Pradhan said.

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