In­dian Oil’s En­nore LNG ter­mi­nal to be com­mis­sioned by Oc­to­ber

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The In­dian Oil Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited’s ` 5,200-crore liqui­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) ter­mi­nal at En­nore is all set to go on stream by Oc­to­ber this year.

The project, be­ing set up through a joint ven­ture In­dian Oil LNG, en­tails a 5 mil­lion tonnes per an­num LNG plant at Ka­ma­ra­jar Port in En­nore, near Chen­nai. The project is ex­pected to play an im­por­tant role in sup­ply­ing fuel to com­pa­nies such as Chen­nai Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited, MFC and SPIC among oth­ers, said S Senthil Ku­mar, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor (Re­gional Ser­vices), IOCL.

In­ter­act­ing with the me­dia here on Thurs­day, Su­bodh Dak­wale, ED, IOCL, and Rahul Bharad­waj, ED, (Head of Te­lan­gana and AP Op­er­a­tions), said, “The cor­po­ra­tion has taken up a num­ber of projects in South In­dia — Te­lan­gana and Andhra Pradesh in par­tic­u­lar — which en­tail sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial in­vest­ments over the next 2-3 years.”

Bharad­waj said the pro­posed pipe­line from the Paradip re­fin­ery to Hy­der­abad is ex­pected to be com­mis­sioned by 2020, and the land ac­qui­si­tion for the project is at an ad­vanced stage. The ` 3,000-crore project will play a sig­nif­i­cant role in en­sur­ing timely sup- plies in the re­gion, he said.

Re­fer­ring to on­go­ing and new projects in Te­lan­gana and Andhra Pradesh, Bharad­waj said: “Te­lan­gana will see an in­vest­ment of ` 560 crore, which in­cludes a ` 500-crore oil ter­mi­nal at Nal­go­nda. A sum of ` 60 crore is be­ing in­vested in aug­ment­ing LPG ca­pac­ity.”

In Andhra Pradesh, sev­eral projects are be­ing taken up with an out­lay of ` 827 crore. These in­clude a ` 320-crore green­field ter­mi­nal near Visakha­p­at­nam An­other ter­mi­nal is be­ing set up at Gun­takal with an in­vest­ment of ` 350 crore. Along­side, a brown­field ter­mi­nal at Vi­jayawada is be­ing augmented with new ca­pac­ity with an out­lay of ` 360 crore.”

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