With the People’s Combine Against the Puthuvype LPG Terminal deciding to intensify their protest against the terminal, India Oil Corporation (IOC), in a statement, clarified the shifting of the terminal to Ambalamedu is not technically feasible.
The total cost of the project is Rs 715 crore and the corporation has already spent Rs 326 crore on it. The storage terminal was constructed at an expense of Rs 156 crore, while the Multi-User Liquid Terminal (MULT) Jetty was completed after spending Rs 170 crore.
As LPG is colourless and odourless, a sulphur-based chemical, Ethyl Mercaptan, is added to LPG to detect the same in case of leakages.
The constituents of LPG – Propane and Butane – will be brought in ship tankers to the MULT Jetty. They need to be stored separately in dedicated storage vessels, blended and then mixed with Ethyl Mercaptan at the storage terminal. Read More