January 14, 2008: Total announces the commercial start-up of a large scale liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import and underground storage terminal located in Visakhapatnam, in the south eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
This facility is owned and operated by South Asia LPG Limited (SALPG), a company equally owned by Total and HPCL, the second largest petroleum refining and marketing public company of India.
With a storage capacity of 60,000 metric tonnes, this terminal is the largest LPG import facility of India, able to accommodate the largest LPG vessels available on the market. It is also the first underground cavern for hydrocarbon storage of India.
With the start-up of this terminal, Total strengthens its position as a participant to the LPG growing markets in Asia. Total is already present in India through its activities in Liquefied Natural Gas, LPG marketing, lubricants and specialty chemicals.
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