India’s largest state-owned natural gas utility, GAIL, has reportedly halted LNG imports at its Ratnagiri port due to the start of the monsoon season.
A company source told Reuters last Friday that the seasonal change makes operations difficult without a breakwater. The imports terminal received its last cargo on May 8 – a shipment from Gazprom.
Imports are planned to resume in October, but maritime authorities ordered the closure from May 26 to Aug. 31 citing safety concerns. The Indian monsoon season runs from June to September, Kallanish Energy notes.
The Ratnagiri imports terminal, located in Maharashtra, has capacity to receive 5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of liquefied natural gas.
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