Indian Oil Corporation to form JV with Beximco LPG
To set up a terminal to import liquefied petroleum gas in Bangladesh
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has agreed to form an equal joint venture (JV) with Bangladesh’s Beximco LPG to set up a terminal to import liquefied petroleum gas in Bangladesh.
IOCL’s Dubai unit IOC Middle East FZE and Beximco’s holding company RR Holdings, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE have entered an agreement for LPG business in Bangladesh.
The joint venture will begin with acquiring Beximco’s existing LPG assets in Bangladesh. IOCL intends to set up a large LPG terminal at a deep-water port in Bangladesh, which will facilitate receipt of LPG in very large gas carriers, leading to reduction in cost of imports.
The reduction in cost of import will help make LPG available at an affordable price to the people of Bangladesh.
The JV also intends to diversify into other downstream oil and gas businesses such as lube blending plant, LNG, petrochemicals, LPG export to North-East India through a pipeline between the two nations and renewable energy.