India to Receive Its First LNG Cargo from Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG

India to receive first LNG cargo from Indonesia's Tangguh LNG

Tangguh LNGAccording to a Refinitiv analyst and Refinitiv ship tracking data, India will receive its first cargo from Indonesia’s Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at the Dahej terminal in Gujarat.

  • The LNG tanker “BW Helios” is transporting 132,000 cubic metres of LNG cargo.

Key Points:
i.Tangguh LNG, operated by British oil firm BP, is located in Indonesia’s West Papua province and commenced production in 2009.

  • It can produce 7.6 million tonnes of LNG per annum (mtpa).

ii.Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) has built the first LNG receiving and regasification terminal in India and South-East Asia in Dahej, Gujarat.

  • Dahej Terminal, India’s largest single-location LNG storage and regasification terminal, has reached the milestone of handling its 3000th LNG cargo on July 7, 2022.

iii.LNG shipments from Indonesia are generally exported to North Asia, with Japan, China, and Korea being the three largest LNG consumers in the region.

  • India usually imports LNG cargoes from Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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