India to Drive LNG Capacity Growth in Asia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 23, 2019

Image: Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)

Image: Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)

India is expected to drive capacity growth in Asia and Oceania’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification industry from planned and announced (new-build) projects between 2019 and 2023, contributing around 35% of the total growth.

According to a Reportlinker research report on LNG regasification industry outlook in Asia and Oceania to 2023, India’s new-build regasification capacity is expected to grow from 730.5 billion cubic feet (bcf) in 2019 to 3,209 bcf in 2023.

The planned terminals, which have received relevant approvals in India, are expected to contribute 1,784.6 bcf of capacity in 2023 while early-stage announced projects are expected to contribute 1,424.5 bcf of capacity.

A total of 17 new-build terminals are expected to contribute LNG regasification capacity growth in India during the outlook period.Among these, eight are planned terminals while nine are announced terminals.

The Yanam regasification terminal is expected to add the highest capacity of 535.7 bcf among these terminals in 2023. China stands as the second highest country in terms of regasification capacity growth in Asia and Oceania in 2023.

Around 58% of the country’s regasification capacity growth is expected to come from four early-stage announced projects while the remaining 42% will come from four planned terminals. The Putian terminal is expected to have the highest capacity among these terminals with 292.2 bcf of capacity in 2023.

Bangladesh is expected to add all of its new-build capacity growth from three announced regasification terminals by 2023. Of these, the Matarbari III terminal is expected to have the highest capacity of 362.3 bcf in 2023.

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