According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India aims to negotiate better prices on LNG import given the current market situation. Long-term contracts currently make no sense and neither makes sense to lose precious foreign exchange, Reuters said referring to an unknown resource.
Nevertheless, Petronet CEO said last month that the company is close to reach a final agreement, when import gas price approaches spot prices. Yet, spot prices have dropped perceptibly, and therefore better conditions are currently in discussion. In May, liquefied natural gas has dropped to record-low values on Asian market.
India aims to agree on better prices for the commodity so that the percentage of natural gas on energy mix reaches 15% till 2030 from current 6.2%. The ambition is to reduce air pollutant emissions.