NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Adani Ports and SEZ’s Dhamra LNG terminal in Odisha will save over Rs 5,000 crore annually to the users as the primary source of gas for more than 35% of India’s population to serve in more than eight eastern states by substituting expensive and polluting fuels like Naphtha and HSD.
Dhamra is one of the deep draft ports which can accommodate super cape-size vessels. Situated between Haldia and Paradeep, Dhamra port is in close proximity to the mineral belts of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal, offering deepened hinterland connectivity and operational efficiency.
In addition to the tariff of Dhamra LNG terminal being 1.5% lower than Dahej to the nearby markets of Indian Oil Corporation and GAIL as refineries and fertiliser plants in UP, West Bengal and Bihar helps the users save at least Rs 800 crore annually on pipeline tariff. As a multi-user, multi-cargo, all weather and deep draft port, it continuously looks to grow its business.
Its tariff is at 1.5% lower (Rs 46.49 per tonne of Rs 21 crore annually over 4.5 million tonnes of LNG capacity use) than Dahej LNG terminal charges and has better commercial terms, say those engaged in the project.