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In a bid to boost the natural gas-based economy, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri dedicated 166 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations to serve the community. The 166 CNG pumps have been set up by GAIL (India) Limited and nine of its group City Gas Distribution (CGD) companies in 41 Geographical Areas (GAs) across 14 states. According to Puri, the CNG stations will incentivise the market of such vehicles and will have a positive impact on manufacturing and employment generation.
The government has for a second time in as many years re-advertised the post of chairman of oil and gas regulator PNGRB, which has been lying vacant since December 2020. The oil ministry this week issued an advertisement inviting applications for the post of chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.
State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd will build one of India's largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer at Guna in Madhya Pradesh to produce green hydrogen by the end of 2023, as it looks to supplement its natural gas business with carbon-free fuel. In a statement, India's largest gas transporting and marketing firm said it has awarded the contract to set up the PEM-based project that will produce 4.3 tonnes of green hydrogen per day (about 10 MW capacity), which will be mixed in natural gas for supply to industries.
According to sources, the decision is aimed to tackle the shortage of administered gas provided to CGD companies under priority sector allocation and will help to bring down the prices of auto (CNG) and cooking fuels (PNG).
The brokerage firm Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd has picked up stocks from the oil and gas space with ONGC, Oil India, GAIL, Indian Oil, BPCL, HPCL, Gujarat State Petronet, Petronet LNG, and Gulf Oil Lubricants as its top picks to buy.
NEW DELHI: State-run GAIL is playing smart by advancing LNG (liquefied natural gas) shipments from the US, using the flexibility in its contract to make a killing from arbitrage created by runaway demand and skyrocketing prices in Europe.
With this, the total dividend receipts of the government from CPSEs stand at Rs 41,240 crore. New Delhi: The government has received 914 crore from state-owned GAIL as a dividend tranche,
The CBI has arrested E S Ranganathan, Director (Marketing) of GAIL, in a case of alleged bribery of over Rs 50 lakh for giving discounts to private companies buying petro chemical products marketed by the Maharatna PSU, officials said sunday.
GAIL (India) has bought the 26% stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) held by IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd (IEDCL) and IL&FS Financial Services. ONGC Tripura Power Company is a 726.6 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant in Paltana, Tripura and is owned and operated by ONGC. Earlier on November 4, 2021, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had approved the acquisition of IL&FS’s 26% stake in OTPC by GAIL. The sale is part of bankrupt IL&FS Group’s monetisation plan. Before this in 2019, IL&FS had sold its 51% stake in seven operating wind power assets totalling 874 MW to Orix Corporation for Rs 806 crore.
Gas prices may be hiked substantially soon. In yet another Zee Business EXCLUSIVE, Chetan Bhutani, while speaking to Managing Editor Anil Singhvi, broke this big news on gas prices on Thursday. The central government is likely to increase the gas prices by up to 70 percent from October 2021, Chetan said, adding that the news will be a game changer for oil and gas sector. He informed that the current APM gas price is USD 1.79 per mmBTU.
After power, the country's oil sector PSUs would now float an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) as part of the asset monetisation exercise announced by the government and mobilise resources for fresh capital investment.As part of the exercise, gas transportation utility Gail India is expected to set up the gust InvIT in the oil sector in the next financial year.
State owned NTPC on Tuesday said it has signed a share purchase agreement to buy GAIL 25.51 per cent stake in Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd. After that NTPC would have 86.49 percent stake in RGPPL. The transfer of shares, NTPC will exit KLL, and NTPC shareholding stand at 86.49 percent. RGPPL own a integrated Power generation and re-gasified LNG facility.
India’s state-run midstream giant, GAIL’s Chairman, yesterday, informed about plans of spending Rs 45,000 crores to expand the National Gas Grid and city gas distribution network. The investment will span over the next 5 years. While Rs 32,000 crore would go into pipeline laying, Rs 12,000 crore will be spent on CGD networks for the retailing of CNG to automobiles and PNG to household kitchens.
India's state-owned GAIL in its recent report has announced about hiring a newly-built LNG ship from Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines. The ship will be used for transporting gas from nations like the US. GAIL is planning to charter hire additional vessels. The company has also informed about its recent long-term LNG contract with USA and Russia.
Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL), Oil India Limited (OIL) and GAIL Gas Ltd inked an agreement to setup a joint venture. The JV will work towards the execution of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) Networks, apart from supplying Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and CNG. While the PNG will be supplied to the domestic, commercial and industrial customers, CNG will be provided to the vehicles in different districts of Assam.
GAIL has approached National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) after Videocon’s resolution professional rejected its ₹390 crore claim in the insolvency resolution process. The Mumbai bench of NCLT has asked Videocon’s resolution professional to reply by June 10, and GAIL to file its rejoinder by June 17. The Videocon Group owes more than ₹85,000 crore to lenders.
Chairman of GAIL has informed that the gas firm has signed an initial agreement with energy giant ExxonMobil. Both the companies will jointly work to explore ways of supplying natural gas to power and transportation sector in India. This venture will help with the expansion of the gas business in the country. Further, GAIL is also competing to buy IL&FS’s 874 MW operational wind energy assets.
India's GAIL has reported a profit in the fourth quarter. The company's standalone net profit increased by 10% to Rs 1,122 crore. Its revenue from operations witnessed a 22% hike and were Rs 18,764 crore. “The board of directors, in its meeting held on 27th May 2019, has recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.77 per equity share of Rs 10 each amounting to Rs 399.15 crore”, GAIL informed.