India on Thursday expressed its commitment to develop a regional energy hubwork at Trincomalee in Sri Lanka and offered to work with the Sri Lankan government in developing gas infrastructure in the island
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The Sri Lankan government is currently discussing and is to decide within the next few weeks, the option of converting all thermal power plants in the country into those run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
The Ceylon Electricity Board is planning to convert its thermal power plants from diesel and naphtha to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) with a view to significantly reducing the operational cost of thermal power plants. This project will review the relevant existing feasibility studies and prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment and engineering designs for the construction of LNG Receiving Facilities i.e. terminal/jetty and pipelines to the power stations located in northern Colombo.