Dhamra LNG Terminal

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Dhamra LNG Terminal is an operating LNG terminal in Odisha, India.[1]


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Project Details

  • Owner: Dhamra LNG Terminal Pvt Ltd[2]
  • Parent: Adani Group 50%, TotalEnergies 50%[2]
  • Location: Dhamra Port, Bhadrak, Odisha, India
  • Coordinates: 20.821109, 86.9652643 (exact)
  • Capacity:
  • Capacity: 5 mtpa[1]
    • Formerly 12 mtpa, 1.72 bcfd[3]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2023[1]
    • Formerly 2022[4]

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


Dhamra LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Odisha, India.[5]

In May 2015, Gas Authority of India Limited (Gail) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Adani Group to reserve regasification capacity in the Terminal. The deal came a few weeks after GAIL dropped plans for a floating LNG terminal in nearby Paradip.[6] As of August 2017, ownership shares are: Adani Group (50%), IndianOil (39%), and GAIL (11%).[7]

Construction of Dhamra LNG Terminal began in 2017 with a planned receiving capacity of 5 mtpa. The terminal’s natural gas will be supplied to local industries, motor vehicles, and various city gas distribution networks in eastern India.[8] In July 2017 the project's cost was put at USD$930 million.[9]

In September 2018 an agreement under which IndianOil and GAIL would assume a combined 50% ownership of the project expired, leaving Adani as the sole owner.[10] In July 2019 French firm Total acquired a 50% stake in the project, leaving Adani with 50%.[3]

In April 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic led the state of Odisha to order a temporary shutdown of many business and constructions sites including the Dhamra LNG Terminal.[11]

In February 2021, Total said that as of December 2020 the terminal construction was 70% complete, and that operations were planned to commence in July 2022.[4]

In April 2023, the project received its first cargo from Qatar and began commissioning. The terminal will import LNG for use by refineries, fertilizer plants, industries, and city gas distribution.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 GIIGNL. The LNG Industry: GIIGNL Annual Report 2023. July 14, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Manoj, P. (2019-07-24). "French energy firm Total picks up 50 per cent stake in Dhamra LNG Terminal". www.thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 P.Manoj, French energy firm Total picks up 50 per cent stake in Dhamra LNG Terminal, The Hindu Business Line, Jul. 24, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 Adnan Bajic, Dhamra LNG eyeing completion in July 2022, Offshore Energy, Feb. 11, 2021
  5. Dhamra LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  6. GAIL, IOC Join Dhamra LNG project, Aiswarya Lakshmi, Marine Link, May 2015
  7. "IOC to buy up to 50% stake in Adani backed Mundra LNG terminal for Rs750 cr," Live Mint, Aug 4, 2017
  8. LNG Terminal ground breaking ceremony held in Dhamra port in Odisha, The Hindu, July 2017
  9. https://www.offshore-energy.biz/adani-breaks-ground-on-dhamra-lng-project/ Adani breaks ground on Dhamra LNG project], Offshore Energy, Jul. 17, 2017
  10. IOC, GAIL pact to take stake in Adani's Dhamra LNG project expires, no investment made: Dharmendra Pradhan, Money Control, Jul. 8, 2019
  11. India's Odisha state extends Covid-19 lockdown, Argus Media, Apr. 9, 2020

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