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GAIL India to experiment with two skid mounted liquefaction plants to meet transport sector requirement


GAIL (India) Limited plans to set up two skid mounted LNG liquefaction plants to begin with to meet the LNG demand of remote off grid locations in India. The skid mounted LNG liquefaction plants will primarily cater the requirement of LCNG stations and city gas distribution business in remote locations in transport sector.

GAIL has placed order for two small-scale liquefaction skids capable of producing LNG on a pilot basis.

Liquefaction will be achieved through proprietary technology-based mobile liquefaction skids. These plants will help in distribution of natural gas through liquefaction in new CGD areas, liquefaction of gas at isolated fields and will support setting-up of LNG fuel stations and in bunkering. It will be first of its kind in the country to introduce portable and scalable liquefaction units.

According to GAIL, the project is envisaged to provide a thrust to Government of India’s focused initiatives to increase the share of Natural Gas in the primary energy basket. Further, GAIL is also under discussions for manufacturing liquefaction skids in India.