As per information provided by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), approximately 18,646 MMSCM of Natural gas has been produced domestically and approximately 19,031 MMSCM of LNG has been imported in the country during the period April-October, 2019. This gas also caters to demand of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has authorized GAIL to develop 2,655 km long Jagadishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDPL) project and approximately 750 km long Barauni – Guwahati pipeline as its integral part which will connect North East region with the National Gas Grid and is at various stages of execution. Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited, a Joint Venture Company (JVC), has been incorporated to develop trunk pipeline connectivity in all North Eastern States. Various pre-project activities like preparation of Detailed Feasibility Report (DFR), Route Survey, Identification of land etc. are being done. With respect of Paradip-Haldia-Barauni Oil pipeline, physical progress of 26.51% has been made as on 1.11.2019.
Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the authority to grant authorization to the entities for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in Geographical Areas (GAs) as per PNGRB Act, 2006. PNGRB identifies the GAs for the development of CGD network depending on the natural gas pipeline connectivity/natural gas availability and techno-commercial feasibility. PNGRB has authorized 229 GAs covering 407 districts for development of CGD network across the country.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.