New Delhi Petronet LNG, the country’s largest gas importer of liquified natural gas (LNG), is planning to raise around R4,500-5,000 crore over the period of next three years for its proposed terminal at Gangavaram Port in Andhra Pradesh. The company also intends to increase 5 million tonne additional capacity for it’s first terminal at Dahej.

“The gangavaram terminal project will have a capacity of 5 million tonne and is due to start operations in 2016. We are looking to raise around R4,500- 5,000 crore and in talks with various banks and financial institutions in India and abroad.

New Delhi The stagnation in domestic gas and coal production has led to a revival of interest in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business, despite it being the most expensive fuel for power generation.

Among the growing list of energy companies looking at the LNG business are government-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which plans a 5 million tonne (mt) terminal at Ennore Port by 2015, and Reliance Power, which, in a joint venture with Shell, would set up a terminal with similar capacity at Andhra Pradesh, close to the its KG-D6 gas block and gas-based Samalkot power plant.