Royal Dutch Shell is to double the capacity of its Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat State to 10 million tpy.

“We’ve done all the work, now we’re taking a look at when is the right timing in terms of demand that’s available,” said Shell Companies in India chairman Nitin Prasad.

He did not give a timeline for the proposed expansion. In April 2015, Shell announced that it would expand the facility by 50% to 7.5 million tpy in the fiscal year to March 2017.

Shell’s move comes as India ramps up its LNG import development plans. Last June, the Indian government said that the country planned to more than double its LNG import terminal capacity in the next six years to cater to the rising natural gas demand from refineries, fertiliser and power plants.

The country’s Economic Times, citing official government documents, said at the time that India’s LNG terminal plans would increase the country’s LNG capacity to 47.5 million tpy by 2022 from a capacity of 21.3 million tpy.

Reuters said that India was aiming to raise the share of natural gas in its energy mix to 15% in the next three years from about 6.5% at present, as it attempts to achieve energy security while keeping pollution levels down.

According to government data, India’s gas imports in the April 2016 to February 2017 period rose 16.4% to 22.53 bcm.

The Hazira regasification terminal was the first privately owned LNG terminal in India. Construction of the terminal started in August 2001, and was inaugurated in April 2005 at a cost of US$641 million. It is a joint venture between Shell and Total Gaz Electricite France, a unit of France’s Total (74% and 26% respectively). Shell is the operator and joint marketing entity for the regasification terminal.