Hyderabad :  The Andhra Pradesh government has given its nod for setting up the LNG Terminal by Petronet LNG Ltd at Gangavaram Port on the East Coast near Visakhapatnam, reports PTI.

However, it has refused Gangavaram Port’s proposal to collect the water front charges at the rate of Rs 103.68 per metric tonne of LNG cargo handled from Petronet.

Petronet is a Joint Venture set up by GAIL (India) Ltd ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd to import LNG and set up LNG terminals in the country with an authorised capital is Rs 1,200 crore (USD 240 million).  Gangavaram Port Ltd along with PLL has proposed to construct and operate a 5 MMTPA LNG Terminal with a provision to expand further to 10 MMTPA.

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