Adani Total to start operations at Dhamra terminal by mid-June

Adani Total Private Limited will receive its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo at the Dhamra terminal on India’s east coast in April 2023, and ex­pects to start commercial operations 30-45 days after receiving the shipment. The start-up of the 5 mtpa LNG import terminal, delayed from Sep­tember 2021, is crucial to India’s plan of boosting natural gas use in the country’s energy mix to 15 per cent from about 6 per cent currently. Adani Total expects to receive 2.2 mt of LNG at Dhamra between now and March 2024. It has a 20-year take-or-pay contract for providing regasification services to Indian Oil Corporation Limited for 3 mtpa of LNG, and to go­ver­n­ment-run gas distributor GAIL (India) Limited for 1.5 mtpa.