South Asia LPG Company Pvt. Ltd. (SALPG pronounced 'essayLPG') is a 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a navratna public sector enterprise and Total Gas & Power India (TGPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of TOTAL, France, one of the largest oil & gas companies in the world. SALPG commissioned a 60,000 MT capacity underground rock mined LPG storage Cavern during January 2008. Both the promoters are Fortune Global 500 Companies.
SALPG which was incorporated on November 16, 1999, to develop, own and operate a 60,000 MT underground cavern storage facility at Visakhapatnam. The development of the project has commenced in November 2003 and completed in December 2007.
SALPG Cavern is the first of its kind in India and also in South and South East Asia. The Cavern is the largest single point LPG Storage in India. SALPG Cavern is the first of its kind in India and also in South and South East Asia.
The Cavern is the largest single point LPG Storage in India. The Cavern is located on east coast of India at the Port city of Visakhapatnam which is mid way between Chennai and Kolkata and is ideally located for storage and movement of LPG to the neighboring countries on the eastern side of India.
Visakhapatnam is the nodal point in the State of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining regions for import and inland distribution of LPG. The bottom most point is 196 M below MSL and the facility ranks among the deepest Caverns in the World.