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India to double LNG import capacity to 50 mln T a year - minister
October 13, 2016 / 7:36 AM / a year ago

India to double LNG import capacity to 50 mln T a year - minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to more than double its liquefied natural gas (LNG)import capacity to 50 million tonnes a year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a news conference on Thursday, without giving a timeline.

India's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaks on phone during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi, India, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

It has a capacity to import 21 million tonnes of the super-cooled fuel currently.

As the nation moves to a gas-based economy, India wants to increase the share of natural gas in its energy mix to 15 percent in the next three-to-four years from 6.5 percent now, Pradhan said.

Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Malini Menon

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