Gas al­lo­ca­tion to be re­jigged, CGD pro­jects gets first pri­or­ity

Power Watch India - - DISPATCHES NATIONAL -

In a ma­jor re­vamp of nat­u­ral gas al­lo­ca­tion pol­icy, the gov­ern­ment will give city gas pro­jects sell­ing CNG to au­to­mo­biles and piped cook­ing gas to house­holds top-most pri­or­ity for re­ceipt of do­mes­ti­cally pro­duced gas. Presently, urea-manufacturing fer­tiliser plants have the first right over the do­mes­ti­cally pro­duced gas, fol­lowed by liq­ue­fied pe­tro­leum gas (LPG) plants and power sta­tions. City gas dis­tri­bu­tion (CGD) pro­jects are ranked fourth cur­rently.

This pri­or­ity list­ing is now be­ing changed to give CGD firms like In­draprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), which sells CNG to au­to­mo­biles and piped gas to house­holds in na­tional cap­i­tal, top pri­or­ity, of­fi­cial sources said. Sources said com­pressed nat­u­ral gas (CNG) and piped nat­u­ral gas (PNG) are clean fu­els and will help re­place sub­sidised diesel in au­to­mo­biles and LPG in house­holds re­spec­tively.

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