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Shell seeks AP govt support to set up LNG project

By Religare

In a bid to discuss on the plans to set up an LNG terminal in Andhra Pradesh, a high powered team from Shell and Richard Hyde, British Deputy High Commissioner, Hyderabad called on State Infrastructure Minister.

The delegation including Roger Bounds, Shell Vice President Global LNG and Sander Stegenga, Shell Chief Executive Officer, Andhra LNG and other met with Ganta Srinivasa Rao, State Minister for Infrastructure and investment, port, airport and natural gas, said the media report.


All the delegates met on Thursday to discuss plans for an LNG project proposed to be taken up at Kakinada deep water port and requested the support of Andhra Pradesh Government to set up a Floating Storage Re-gasification project at Kakinada.

According to a statement, the delegation was assured that the matter will be taken up with the state Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and for follow up action keeping State's interests in view.

Moreover, the gas flow has come down as output has dwindled from the Krishna Godavari basin fields of Reliance Industries Limited in the State and this project would make run the gas-fired power plants lying idle without gas supplies.

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