|2019-09-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据普氏能源资讯新加坡9月3日消息称，印度国家石油液化天然气公司首席执行官Prabhat Singh在采访中告诉普氏，该公司正考虑入股美国和其它国家的天然气项目，以加强对供应来源的控制。该公司预计印度的进口需求将大幅增长。
曹海斌 摘译自 Platts
Petronet LNG sets eyes on buying into US gas projects
India's Petronet LNG is eyeing stakes in gas projects in the US and other countries in an effort to strengthen its grip on the supply sources as it expects India's import demand to grow sharply, CEO Prabhat Singh told S&P Global Platts in an interview.
Owning the entire value chain would help the company ship in gas at more competitive prices to India, he added.
"We are looking right up to the field. The moment I get my hand on well-head gas, it will help us to get gas at the cost price. We are also keen to take part in pipelines and liquefaction terminals -- so that we can become owners of the complete chain," Singh said.
"The US is a very positive country because of the business environment and the free market forces. But at the same time, we are also looking at the entire globe," the CEO said.
Formed as a joint venture by the Indian government and state-run oil companies to import LNG and set up LNG terminals in the country, Petronet has been leading efforts to boost LNG infrastructure to help increase gas consumption in the country.
It set up the country's first and largest LNG receiving terminal at Dahej in the western state of Gujarat and another terminal at Kochi in the southern state of Kerala. While the Dahej terminal's capacity was expanded to 17.5 million mt/year from 15 million mt/year earlier this year, the 5 million mt/year Kochi terminal has been heavily underutilized since it was commissioned in 2013 because of a lack of pipeline infrastructure.