Nagarjuna wants 200,000 cm/d

Vol 17, PW 1 (08 Aug 13) News in Brief

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals are talking to GAIL to take up to 200,000 cm/d of R-LNG for its fertiliser plant near the D6 landfall point at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.

Nagarjuna is facing cuts to gas supplies since May 2013 from Reliance’s KG-D6 block and ONGC fields. Today Nagarjuna receives only 1.13m cm/d to 1.2m cm/d domestic gas against its government allocation of 1.749m cm/d.

As a result Nagarjuna cannot run its 1.6m t/y urea factory at full capacity and is experiencing a production loss of 250 t/day of urea. “We initially require 200,000 cm/d but this may increase further depending on domestic gas supplies,” reports a company source.

Nagarjuna’s factory is connected to the D6 and Ravva fields through the GAIL and Reliance pipeline network. In February (2013), Nagarjuna wanted an additional 2.4m cm/d for the expansion of its Kakinada factory, which will increase capacity from 1.6m t/y to 2.87m t/y.

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