Petronet-LNG prepares for 5th tank at Dahej

Vol 10, PW 13 (19 Oct 06) News in Brief

Petronet LNG has begun informing Gujarat authorities about its intention to set up a fifth tank at Dahej to store an additional 155,000 cubic metres of LNG.

On 17th October, Petronet-LNG wrote to the Gujarat Maritime Board with details of the fifth tank that will raise potential terminal capacity to more than 12.5m t/y. We have not sent any application as such, says a source.

We have just informed them of our intention. Petronet-LNG began soil testing at Dahej from 18th October to see if it could set up the proposed fifth tank on reclaimed land.

Once soil testing is done and we know we can set up a tank on reclaimed land we will submit a formal application, we hear. Also required is environment clearance from Gujarats department of environment and forests and the environment ministry in Delhi.

On 28th July, Petronet LNG approved construction of a fifth tank to add to two existing LNG tanks and another two planned by the IHI-led consortium.