Ratnagiri Gas & Power Private Limited begins receiving LNG

Ratnagiri Gas & Power Private Limited (RGPPL), which is implementing the Dabhol power project, has said that it has begun receiving the regasified liquefied natural gas (R-LNG), union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde disclosed in the Lok sabha today

The Dahej-Dabhol pipeline constructed by GAIL India Limited for supply of R-LNG from Petronets Dahej terminal was completed on 11 July, 2007, and R-LNG was made available at RGPPLs power block on 23 July, 2007.

Thereafter, RGPPL switched from naphtha to LNG for power block-II (740 MW) on 4th August, 2007. As regards Power block-III (740 MW), revival work is under progress and is likely to be available for generation on gas by 31 August, 2007.

RGPPL has been supplying power generated on R-LNG as per requirement of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). In the absence of demand for power from MSEDCL, the power block-II was being maintained under reserve shut down.

Further, the High Court of Gujarat have granted stay on 31.07.2007 for sale of R-LNG at pooled price. The MSEDCL have not confirmed power off-take at the higher R-LNG price/spot market rates.