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India Receives First LNG Consignment from United States

Published on April 02, 2018
India received the first consignment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the United States at Dabhol terminal in Maharashtra.

India Receives First LNG Consignment from United States

Key Notes

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan along with US Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Patrick Santillo and Consul General to Kolkata Craig Hall recieved the   first long-term cargo from the US through a GAIL chartered vessel MV Meridian Spirit. GAIL's first charter hired vessel  arrived after 26 days voyage and docked for unloading at Dhabol terminal.


The shipment of 1.2 lakh tonne LNG, under the 20 year-long-term contract marks a new beginning in the Indo-USA energy and trade partnership. Dhabol project, which will be expanded in the coming days, will help supply LNG to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and many other states of this belt.
GAIL shall be receiving 22-24 shipments every year till the construction of the breakwater facility is completed, after which it shall handle 80-90 ships a year. 

Expected Questions

In which of the following states is Dabhol terminal located?
a. Maharashtra
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Maharashtra
d. Gujarat
e. West Bengal

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