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Cabinet clears pact with Japan for setting up flexible, global LNG market

The MoC provides a framework for establishing a liquid, flexible and global LNG market.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2017 21:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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A worker prepares to fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a LNG truck at a gas station.(Reuters File Photo)

The Cabinet on Wednesday gave clearance for signing of agreement with Japan for setting up of flexible and global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market.

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on establishing a liquid, flexible and global LNG market, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here.

Briefing media after the meeting, he said, MoC provides a framework to cooperate in facilitating flexibility in LNG contracts, abolition of destination restriction clause and in exploring possibilities of cooperation in establishing reliable LNG spot prices indices, reflecting true LNG demand and supply.

It will contribute to the diversification of gas supplies for India, he said, adding it will also strengthen the energy security and lead to more competitive prices for consumers.

First Published: Oct 11, 2017 21:39 IST