Chhara LNG Terminal

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Chhara LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal under construction in Chhara, Gujarat state, India.[1]


Satellite photography from Planet shows the terminal under construction between November 2019 and April 2020.

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Project Details

  • Owner: HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Limited[2]
  • Parent: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (100%)[3]
  • Location: Chhara, Gujarat, India[2]
  • Coordinates: 20.721240, 70.749983 (exact)
  • Type: Import[2]
  • Capacity: 5 mtpa[4]
  • Status: Construction[5]
  • Cost: Rs 4300 crore (USD$559 million)[6]
  • Start Year: 2023[1]
    • Formerly 2023, and then 2025[6]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The terminal is a part of a larger project in agreement with the Gujarat Maritime Board to develop a greenfield port in Chhara, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat, India. HPCL Shapoorji Energy Ltd, a joint venture between state-run oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and SP Infra, will develop the LNG regasification terminal with an initial capacity of 5 mtpa. The capacity of the LNG terminal can be expanded to 10 mtpa.[2]

In July 2019 a contract to build the terminal was awarded to Toyo Engineering Corporation.[7] Construction reportedly began in August 2019.[5]

In January 2022, The Times of India reported that the project would be ready for commissioning in 2023, but would not be fully commissioned for another two years due to a delay in constructing the associated R-LNG evacuation pipeline.[6]

According to the 2023 GIIGNL report, released in July of that year, the terminal was expected to begin by the end of 2023.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GIIGNL. The LNG Industry: GIIGNL Annual Report 2023. July 14, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 P. Manoj, Shapoorji Pallonji Group bids for LNG regasification terminal project at Mumbai port The Hindu Business Line, January 09, 2018
  3. Retrieved 2022-06-15. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. World LNG Report, IGU, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 Work commences on LNG storage and re-gasification unit at Chhara, Projects Today, Aug. 26, 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jan 25, TNN / Updated:; 2022; Ist, 12:30. "Chhara Lng Terminal Faces Pipeline Delay, Work Yet To Begin | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-06-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. Toyo Engineering wins Chhara LNG terminal job, LNG World News, Jul. 12, 2019

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