The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF) has granted environmental and CRZ (coastal regulatory zone) clearance to HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Ltd (HSEPL) for developing new LNG storage and re-gasification terminal at Chhara in Kodinar of Gir Somnath district.
This will pave way for building the fourth liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal in Gujarat. The Ministry said in its notification, “As per recommendations of the EAC (expert appraisal committee), the ministry hereby accords environmental clearance to the project ‘development of LNG storage and re-gasification terminal’ at village Chhara taluka Kodinar, district Gir Somnath, Gujarat.’
HSEPL, a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Shapoorji Pallonji group’s SP Ports Pvt Ltd (SPPPL), plans to set up 5 million tonnes per annum LNG terminal within the proposed area of Chhara port. The project cost is estimated at Rs 5,408.82 crore.
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