Royal Dutch Shell India unit to invest $1 bn for LNG terminal
Shell, which currently has a 3.6 million tonnes liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility at Hazira in Gujarat, is building the floating LNG terminal off Kakinada in joint venture with Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Power.
"By end of the quarter, we will be able to import 5 million tonnes at Hazira," Shell India head Yasmine Hilton said.
The plan is to double capacity to 10 million tonnes in 3-4 years while the Kakinada terminal can also be doubled in near future.
Shell sees huge potential for gas imports as demand grows in the energy deficit country.
The company is seeing "material" interest in the upstream oil and gas exploration and production and continues to evaluate opportunities, she said adding Shell would have a have material presence in the sector in next five years.
For downstream fuel retailing, it pitched for a level playing field before it can expand its network of 70-odd petrol station.
"We must have a level playing field - market pricing and no subsidies. Subsidies are non competitive. As MNC, I don't get any subsidies so it is non-level playing field," she said adding level playing field will sharpen performance and give consumers a choice.
"Competition is not a dirty word," she said. "Let's have a robust
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