LNG World News Staff Kochi LNG storage tanks (Image courtesy of Petronet LNG)India is reportedly planning to add 11 more liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals as the country is boosting the share of gas in its energy mix.The country currently imports LNG via four facilities, namely Petronet’s Dahej and Kochi LNG terminals, Shell’s Hazira plant, and the Dabhol terminal operated by Ratnagiri Gas and Power. It imported almost 20 million tonnes last year.India plans to more than double the share of natural gas in its energy mix to 15 percent by 2022 from about 6.5 percent now.To realize this plan, over the next seven years the government plans to raise regasification capacity to 70 million tonnes per year, Reuters reported on Wednesday citing Narendra Taneja, spokesman for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as saying.India would eventually require even more than 15 LNG import terminals to meet its demand, the report said.The 70 million-tonnes-a-year target a few years later would mean India would need to import more than China took last year via both pipelines and tankers, and it would put India close to what top importer Japan currently buys.As part of its drive to reduce pollution, Taneja said the government was encouraging Indian railway companies and LNG importers to look at fuelling trains by LNG instead of diesel.India also wants to become a hub for supplying ships that run on LNG, with plans to build more facilities like a fuelling station at Kochi port, Taneja said.
Latest Posts Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) WATERVILLE — Fifteen girls from Springers Gymnastics competed in USA Gymnastics’ sectional meet this weekend. All achieved qualifying scores for the USA Gymnastics state championships in April.Seven teams from around the state participated in the meet, traveling from as far as Kennebunk and Old Town.“The girls came off a crazy week with the bad weather, lots of snow and missed practice,” Springers Gymnastics coach Doug Springer said. “But in the end, they did their job and really performed well.”Meet highlights for Springer’s team included Gilly Rice taking top all-around honors at Level 7, Age 9-11. Gilly also took first on vault; Kajsa Brown Morrison took first on vault at Level 5, Age 11+; Mercedes Ulichny took first on beam for Level 4, Age 9; and Molly Jennings took first on bars for Level 3, Age 10+.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“In relation to the other teams that were there, I was really happy with how we performed,” Springer said. “Now we can focus on making those small, but important corrections that will help our girls keep continued success.”Other results included:Level 3 Age 9: Aliyah Washburn – sixth in vault, 6th in balance beam, seventh all-around; Kaela Springer – fourth in vault, 2nd in uneven bars, 10th all-aroundLevel 3 Age 10+: Molly Jennings – first in uneven bars, fifth in balance beam; Ashly Emerson – ninth all-aroundLevel 4 Age 9: Mercedes Ulichny – first in balance beam, fourth in floor exercise, fourth all-around; Genevieve Muise – third in uneven bars, fifth all-aroundLevel 4 Age 10: Ellie Kane – 4th in balance beam, fourth in floor exercise, sixth all-aroundLevel 4 Age 11+: Elena Springer – fourth in vault, fourth in floor exercise, fourth all-around; Megynn Lord sixth all-aroundLevel 5 Age 7-9: Riley Crowley – seconnd in vault, fourth all-aroundLevel 5 Age 11+: Kajsa Brown Morrison – first in vault, sixth all-around; Syra Gutow – eighth all-aroundLevel 6 Age 9-11: Paige Sawyer – third in uneven bars, third in balance beam, third in floor exercise, third all-aroundLevel 6 Age 12+: Maddie Nida – fifth all-aroundLevel 7 Age 9-11: Gilly Rice – first in vault, second in uneven bars, second in balance beam, second in floor exercise, first all-around. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.