Shell’s India unit is joining forces with Seros Logistics to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) via trucks to customers across the country.
As part of a ten-year contract, Seros would be the logistics partner for Shell Energy India for “doorstep delivery” of LNG across the country, the Indian firm said in a statement on Wednesday.
The partnership aims to “lead the country towards an environment-friendly future while developing a larger market for this green fuel,” the firm said.
In January this year, Shell Energy India launched a truck loading unit at its Hazira LNG import terminal in Gujarat, the firm’s first move into small-scale infrastructure.
The government of India is promoting natural gas through various policy and regulatory reforms towards making the country a gas-based economy by increasing the share of the fuel in the primary energy mix to 15 percent.
Small-scale LNG can play an important role in realizing this target, Shell Energy India previously said.
The firm owns and operates the 5 mtpa LNG import terminal at Hazira. The terminal has been in operation since 2005 and received more than 600 LNG cargoes to date.