Dhamra LNG Terminal

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


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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: Adani 50%, Total 50%
  • Location: Dhamra Port, Bhadrak, Odisha, India
  • Coordinates: 20.821109, 86.9652643 (exact)
  • Capacity:
  • Proposed Capacity: 12 mtpa, 1.72 bcfd[1]
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2022[2]

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


Dhamra LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Odisha, India.[3]

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.[4] As of August 2017, ownership shares are: Adani Group (50%), IndianOil (39%), and GAIL (11%).[5]

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.[6] In July 2017 the project's cost was put at USD$930 million.[7]

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.[8] In July 2019 French firm Total acquired a 50% stake in the project, leaving Adani with 50%.[1]

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.[9]

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.[2]

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