Shell India starts LNG truck-loading unit at Hazira

Royal Dutch Shell’s India unit has started the operation of its small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply with a truck-loading unit being inaugurated at its LNG import terminal at Hazira, Gujarat. The unit will boost the natural gas availability in off-grid areas where there are no gas pipelines and also promote the use of LNG in long-haul trucking. While gas customers in industrial clusters are expected to be primary beneficiaries, small-scale LNG will also support the market seeding and development of the recently licensed city gas distribution geographical areas, not yet connected by pipelines. Shell Energy India owns and operates a 5 million tonne-a-year LNG import terminal at Hazira (Surat), Gujarat.