Energy requirements: Australia signals supply of more LNG

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New Delhi, Nov 6 (UNI) Australia, which is emerging as the source of choice for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importers in India, today hinted at supplying more LNG in order to meet the country's growing energy requirements.

''In order to meet the increasing LNG demand, they are expecting the development of LNG infrastructure in the country (India),'' Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism Martin Ferguson said in response to Mr Dinsha Patel's demand of sourcing more LNG from Australia.

The delegation led by Mr Ferguson met with Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha Patel here today.

Mr Patel also sought Australian cooperation for Coal Bed Methane (CBM) activities in India, saying Australia has made commendable progress in the field of CBM.

Meanwhile, Mr Ferguson invited the Indian companies to participate in the Exploration and Production activities in Australia.

He added that Australia will shortly organise a roadshow in India for E&P opportunities in Australia.

Petroleum Secretary R S Pandey and other senior officials of GAIL, OVL, BPCL and PLL were also present during the meeting here.

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