Visakhapatnam, September 8, 2006
NGG to cater for LPG and CNG needs
The National Gas Grid (NGG) which will cater the needs of increased domestic requirement of LPG and CNG is likely to be operational by 2008 and negotiations are going on to secure gas supplies from Iran and Myanmar said Gas Authority of India Limited Chairman and Managing Director SP Rao. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Indian Government was discussing with its counterpart in Iran for laying a gas pipeline to India and it was likely to become a reality in the coming years.
He said as of now, GAIL spent nearly Rs.6000 crores on the NCG out of the total cost of Rs.20,000 crores. The proposed Myanmar India and Iran-Pakistan-India pipelines were being seriously pursued by the Indian Government at geo political level and the commercial level by Indian companies. He observed that the gas reserves in the ONGC wells were gradually declining and hence, the GAIL was exploring new reserves in various states and efforts were on to bridge the gap.
He said GAIL is planning to set up more auto LPG stations in the State for distribution of gas to domestic, commercial, industrial sectors and Compressed Natural Gas and LPG to automobile consumers.
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