IOC Ennore LNG terminal launched
Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday dedicated to the nation Indian Oil Corp's Rs 5,150 crore LNG import terminal at Ennore in Tamil Nadu. IOC through its joint venture company, IndianOil LNG Pvt Ltd set up the 5-million tonnes per annum (MMTPA) capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Kamarajar Port, Ennore, the company said.
The Ennore terminal is the first LNG terminal on the east coast in South India that will serve customers in the southern and eastern region. IOC said it bought a shipload of LNG from Swiss trader, Gunvor for commissioning the terminal. LNG ship 'Golar Snow' carried the supercooled gas from Qatar and berthed at the terminal on February 26 morning.
The Ennore LNG Terminal project and associated pipeline infrastructure projects cumulatively account for investments of about Rs 9,000 crore.
"In order to supply natural gas to various consumers, IOC is laying a 1244-km pipeline for evacuation of gas from Ennore terminal. The pipeline from Ennore terminal will be passing through Manali Thiruvallur Puducherry Nagapattinam Madurai Trichy Tuticorin Ramnathpuram and a separate line will go to Bengaluru via Hosur," it said.