Prime Minister inaugurates IndianOil’s Ennore LNG Terminal

Prime Minister inaugurates IndianOil’s Ennore LNG Terminal

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated IndianOil’s Ennore LNG Terminal to the nation. IndianOil, through its Joint Venture Company, IndianOil LNG  has developed this 5-million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) capacity Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at Kamarajar Port, Ennore in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of Rs. 5,150 crore. The Ennore Terminal is the first LNG terminal on the east coast in South India, located in Tamil Nadu, which is an untapped natural gas market.

In order to supply natural gas to various consumers, IndianOil is laying a 1244-km pipeline for evacuation of RLNG from Ennore Terminal. The pipeline from Ennore terminal will be passing through Manali-Thiruvallur-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Trichy-Tuticorin-Ramnathpuram and a separate line to Bengaluru via Hosur.

At present, there is very limited gas infrastructure in Tamil Nadu. The terminal would be meeting the gas requirement of Manali area, viz, Chennai Petroleum Corporation, Madras Fertilisers, Tamil Nadu Petroproducts, Manali Petrochemicals, etc. Further, natural gas from Ennore LNG Terminal would also be catering to the gas requirements of the Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The LNG Terminal at Ennore will provide added momentum to the economic growth of the region by attracting new industrial projects.

 

@EPC World Media

 

 


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