NEW DELHI: The oil ministry has issued a fresh notice to industry inviting its comments on regulating setting up of new liquefied natural gas terminals after energy firms challenged government's power when it issued a similar notice.
The ministry on Monday said in a statement that the downstream regulator is competent to frame regulations for minimum capacity, open access commitment and physical specifications.
The ministry asked industry to send their comments on the proposed regulation by May 6, extending the Apr 24 deadline, set up earlier.
Energy firms such as Reliance Industries, BP, Shell, Gail and Petronet LNG have plans to either expand existing LNG infrastructure or set up new terminals to meet growing energy demands.
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