India Wants More Liquid Shale Gas from US
India has asked the US to export more liquid shale gas to help bridge its yawning gap between supply and demand, Business Line reported.
Currently US allows exports of small amounts of natural gas. It has so far allowed only Cheniere Energy to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sabine Pass LNG terminal to countries that have not signed free-trade agreements with the US such as India.
GAIL which recently signed an agreement to import 3.5 million tonnes a year of LNG from Lousiana-based Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, wants tap all of the seven LNG export terminals planned in US and has written Oil Ministry as well as Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to push Washington to allow other terminals to sell gas to India, the newspaper said.