Government plans to more than double its liquefied natural gas (LNG) import capacity to 50 million tonnes in the next one year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a news conference on Thursday.

It has a capacity to import 21 million tonnes of the super-cooled fuel currently.

As the nation moves to a gas-based economy, India wants to increase the share of natural gas in its energy mix to 15 percent in the next three-to-four years from 6.5 percent now, Pradhan said.