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Government Introduces New Gas Marketing Norms To Help Producers

The minister additionally mentioned the prevailing fixed-price system for fuel produced from outdated blocks would proceed.

India will let corporations producing fuel from new native fields promote the cleaner gas on e-bidding platforms, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned on Wednesday, in a transfer anticipated to assist them get higher costs and increase output. India needs to lift the share of fuel in its power combine to 15 per cent by 2030 from 6.2 per cent now, however it presently depends on imports for half of its day by day fuel wants of 160-170 million commonplace cubic meters (mmscm).

Mr Pradhan mentioned the brand new, extra clear value discovery mechanism would assist elevate day by day fuel manufacturing from the Krishna Godavari basin on the east coast and different elements of the nation by 40 mmscm.

Reliance Industries and Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) function blocks within the Krishna Godavari Basin.”Pricing obtained through the e-bidding platforms will be applicable to the gas discoveries whose field development plan was approved after February 2019,” Mr Pradhan advised a information convention.

Mr Pradhan mentioned the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons would set tips for the platforms, although he didn’t say when the e-bidding mechanism would begin. Gas producers won’t be allowed to take part within the e-bidding due to conflicts of curiosity, Mr Pradhan mentioned, although affiliated companies would be capable of compete with different fuel consumers.

The minister additionally mentioned the prevailing fixed-price system for fuel produced from outdated blocks operated by state-owned ONGC and Oil India would proceed. India slashed costs of fuel from these blocks final month by a few quarter to $1.79 per million metric British thermal models (mmBtu), the bottom since 2014.

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