Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kerala on the world LNG map.
The first vessel carrying natural gas from Qatar arrived in Kochi on 20-August-2013 and docking at the Petronet LNG terminal at Puthuvype, Kochi.
Wilenergy, the LNG carrier carrying 123,000 cubic metre of liquefied natural gas, berthed at the jetty at 7 a.m., taking Kochi on the world LNG map. It is expected to give a big leap in the energy sector of Kerala.
Commercial supplies of regasified LNG to BPCL Kochi Refinery and FACT, the first two LNG consumers in the State, will begin within a week. The LNG terminal, built at Rs.4,200 crore, would be functioning initially at less than 10 per cent of its capacity