Indian energy crisis
At the time, Qatargas had yet to transport 50 LNG cargoes to India after an infrastructure maintenance project at the Qatari supplier facility caused a delay in delivery this year.
India is struggling with its worst power crisis in five years due to coal shortage amid growing demand for energy and a global energy crisis.
India’s petroleum ministry also requested eight other cargoes that were halted last year at New Delhi’s request as Covid-19 induced lockdowns decreased demand for the super-cooled fuel.
Later, top LNG exporter QatarEnergy, formerly Qatar Petroleum, expressed its commitment to being a ‘trusted partner’ in supplying energy to India, saying it does not miss shipments it has obligations to deliver.