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Daily Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 40.97/bbl on 30.11.2015



Daily Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 40.97/bbl on 30.11.2015 

The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has reviewed international prices of crude oil and petroleum products during the last month of November 2015. In the case of PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG (Cash transfer to customer under DBTL), the under-recoveries for the month of December 2015 will be Rs 12.93 per litre (Rs 13.31 per litre in last month) and Rs 188.68 (Rs. 127.18 per cylinder in last month) respectively.

  
 Product-wise Under-recoveries of Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs)

Product
Unit
Under-recoveries effective 01.12.2015
( Previous fortnight effective 01.11 2015)
PDS Kerosene*
Rs/Litre
        12.93*              (13.31)    
Domestic LPG
Rs/Cylinder
        188.68 **         (127.18) 

*Inclusive of the quantum of erstwhile Fiscal Subsidy Scheme 2002 i.e. Rs 0.82/Litre.

** Cash Subsidy is for Delhi market.

The under-recoveries for the full year 2014-15 has been Rs 72,314 crore. The figure was Rs 1,39,869 crore for full year in the 2013-14.

Regarding daily international crude oil price of Indian Basket as published today, the price was US$ 40.97 per barrel (bbl) on 30.11.2015 as against US$ 41.01 per bbl on 27.11.2015. In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs 2737.63 per bbl on 30.11.2015 as compared to Rs 2737.54 per bbl on 27.10.2015. Rupee closed weaker at Rs 66.81 per US$ on 30.11.2015 as against Rs 65.75 per US$ on 27.11.2015.
The table below gives details in this regard:
                                                                                                  
Particulars    
Unit
Price on November 30, 2015 
(Previous trading day i.e. 27.11.2015)                                                                  
Pricing Fortnight for 01.12.2015
(Nov 11 to Nov 26, 2015)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket)
($/bbl)
          40.97               (41.01)
  41.17
(Rs/bbl
          2737.63           (2737.54)       
2725.87
Exchange Rate
  (Rs/$)
              66.81               (66.75)         
    66.21

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Welfare Schemes for SCs/STs/OBCs 

 

            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that Oil companies take up schemes and programmes for the welfare of people residing in neighbourhood of projects includes SC, ST, OBC & Minorities communities out of their CSR funds.  The thrust areas under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are on issues like child care and education, scholarship scheme for SC/ST, health care, drinking water, skill development, infrastructure development, swachh vidyalaya abhiyan, construction of school toilets, vocational training, community development, women empowerment, promotion of arts, sports, literature and culture etc.  These schemes/projects also address the welfare/development of deprived, under privileged, neglected and weaker section of the society.
        The expenditure incurred by various oil PSUs in the welfare and development of SC/ST/OBC & Minorities communities residing in neighbourhood of projects in across the country for the year 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 are as following:
(Rs. in Crore)
Sr. No.
Name of oil PSU
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
1.
IOCL
6.75
8.44
13.92
14.00*
2.
ONGC
5.23
4.74
4.33
6.00*
3.
HPCL
9.38
11.80
15.44
6.04*
4.
NRL
1.10
1.13
1.16
0.61
(upto Oct. 2015)
5.
BPCL
0.95
2.26
4.00
2.50*
6.
Balmer Lawrie Ltd.
3.03
4.07
3.84
4.61*
7.
MRPL
0.07
0.00
0.11
NIL
8.
CPCL
1.59
0.81
0.92
0.10
  (till June, 2015 )















Note: *- Allocation for FY 2015-16
                 In ONGC, with regard to fund under the Component Plan for SC/ST, a case No.5/6/12 was registered by CBI in the year 2012 under IPC & PC Act against some employees of ONGC for abusing their official position and misappropriating funds allocated for welfare of SC/ST communities.  After investigation, CBI recommended initiation of major penalty proceeding against one employee and minor penalty proceedings against three employees of ONGC. ONGC suspended the employee and has given prosecution sanction for court proceeding against him.  In addition major penalty disciplinary proceedings has also been initiated against the concerned employee.

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Petrochemical Complex at Mangalore 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) have successfully constructed and commissioned the aromatic Complex of the ONGC Mangalore Petrochemical Limited in Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZL). The aromatic complex was commissioned during October, 2014 and is designed to produce around 900 Thousand Tonne Per Annum (KTPA) of paraxylene. The cost of the project is around Rs.6900.00 crores. 

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Emission Reduction Norms 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the Government, through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), has been implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme in 21 States and 4 UTs. Under this programme, OMCs sell ethanol blended petrol with percentage of ethanol upto 10% as per BIS specification to achieve 5% ethanol blending across the country as a whole. A Bio-diesel Purchase Policy was also announced in October 2005, which became effective from 1.1.2006. Under this policy, OMCs would purchase bio-diesel, meeting the prescribed BIS standard, at a uniform price, as may be decided by the OMCs from time to time, for blending with High Speed Diesel (HSD) to the extent of 5%, at identified 20 purchase centres across the country. On 10th August, 2015, the Government also issued notification to allow the sale of Bio-diesel (B100) to bulk consumers.

As regards use of CNG, the Government has accorded highest priority to CNG (transport) segment in domestic gas allocation. This ensures the availability of natural gas to meet 100% requirement of CNG (Transport) segment in the country. In order to expand CNG network across the country, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), under the PNGRB Act, 2006, is identifying and granting new districts/Geographical Areas for development of City Gas Distribution network depending on the natural gas pipeline connectivity / Natural gas availability.

Further, as per information furnished by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, for promoting alternative fuels, they have notified SO Notification No. 1013(E) dated 15th April, 2015 specifying Type Approval procedure for electrical and hybrid vehicles introduced in market for pilot / demonstration projects intended for Government scheme as per AIS Standards. Emission norms for various categories of motor vehicles are specified in Rules 115, 115A, 115B, 115C and 115D of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. They have notified notification No. GSR 498(E) dated 16th June, 2015 on Bio compressed natural Gas. Further, mass emission standards for flexi-fuel ethanol (E85) and ethanol ED (95) vehicles have been notified vide notification No. GSR 412 (E) dated 19th May, 2015 and Mass Emission Standards for Bharat IV shall come into force all over the country in respect of four wheeled vehicles manufactured on or after the 1st April, 2017.

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas vide its communication dated 22nd May, 2015, has conveyed its readiness to OMCs, Refineries and other Stakeholders viz. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Department of Heavy Industry etc. for switching over directly from BS-IV Auto fuels to BS-VI quality fuels in the country w.e.f. 1st April, 2020. 

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LPG for BPL Families 
            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that as per the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution), (Amendment) Order 2014, a person or household is entitled for one LPG connection under Public Distribution System(PDS). For new connection, the customer should furnish duly filled Know Your Customer (KYC) Form alongwith valid proof of Identity and address to the distributor.
            Further, to facilitate LPG coverage for BPL families, a scheme for providing one time grant to BPL families for release of new LPG connection is in operation. As per the scheme, the security deposit (upto Rs. 1600/-) for one cylinder and Pressure Regulator is paid from the fund created for this purpose.
            State/UTs-wise total registered domestic consumers including BPL customers for the last two years and current year (as on 01.11.2015) is at Annexure
OMCs aim to increase the National LPG coverage to 75 %, with minimum 60 % coverage at State level and at least one distributor in each block  by 2019. To increase the penetration in rural and backward areas, Oil Marketing Companies(OMCs) are appointing new LPG distributors and more than 97 % of  blocks are being catered by at least one LPG distributorship.
            It is the endeavor of OMCs to meet the demand of the customers within 7 working days from the date of booking.  However, delay in refill supplies may occur in the event of backlog due to non-availability of filled LPG cylinders with the distributors for unavoidable reasons, road breaches, floods, strikes, incidents of bandhs, shortage of bulk LPG, non-availability of trucks, etc. and in such situations bottling plants work on extended hours as well as on holidays to clear the backlog.
            OMCs have also reported that they are regularly monitoring all the distributorships and any additional supplies required by the distributors, to meet the demand, is released accordingly so as to ensure that all consumers including rural consumers get timely refill supplies.

Annexure referred to in part (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 93 for 30.11.2015 by Shri Ganesh Singh and others regarding LPG for BPL families
Total registered domestic customers of OMCs (in Lakhs)
State / UT
As on 01.04.14
As on 01.04.15
As on 01.11.15
CHANDIGARH
3.92
4.08
4.14
DELHI
59.13
61.46
62.80
HARYANA
49.40
53.11
56.08
HIMACHAL PRADESH
17.58
19.16
19.79
JAMMU & KASHMIR
20.00
21.75
22.73
PUNJAB
68.26
75.49
78.30
RAJASTHAN
79.05
88.13
94.16
UTTAR PRADESH
192.18
214.48
229.77
UTTRANCHAL
22.90
24.33
29.71
SUB TOTAL NORTH
512.4
562.0
597.5
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
0.82
0.86
0.91
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
2.24
2.44
2.57
ASSAM
31.51
34.98
37.36
BIHAR
54.96
63.80
70.24
JHARKHAND
18.64
20.47
21.93
MANIPUR
3.61
3.90
4.07
MEGHALAYA
1.80
1.89
1.96
MIZORAM
2.79
2.93
3.03
NAGALAND
2.21
2.33
2.43
ODISHA
26.15
31.17
35.26
SIKKIM
1.36
1.58
1.64
TRIPURA
4.05
4.50
4.88
WEST BENGAL
93.72
104.54
114.20
SUB TOTAL EAST
243.8
275.4
300.5
CHATTISGARH
17.29
20.08
21.97
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
0.65
0.72
0.74
DAMAN & DIU
0.64
0.69
0.71
GOA
5.43
5.59
5.67
GUJARAT
77.00
81.01
83.93
MADHYA PRADESH
70.04
77.34
82.19
MAHARASHTRA
203.08
217.93
227.24
SUB TOTAL WEST
374.1
403.4
422.5
ANDHRA PRADESH
187.83
118.15
125.07
KARNATAKA
98.45
108.29
115.43
KERALA
78.58
84.87
86.97
LAKSHADWEEP
0.026
0.045
0.047
PONDICHERRY
3.67
3.74
3.83
TAMILNADU
163.64
170.44
177.47
TELANGANA
.--
92.72
97.44
SUB TOTAL SOUTH
532.2
578.3
606.3
ALL INDIA
1662.6
1819.0
1926.7

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FDI Inflow 

 


            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the Government is encouraging Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in order to supplement domestic investment and technological capabilities in the petroleum sector. The present FDI policy for petroleum & natural gas sector allows 100% automatic route for exploration and production, refining by the private companies (for public sector companies 49% on automatic route without any divestment or dilution of domestic equity in the existing PSUs), marketing of petroleum products, pipelines, storage and LNG regasification infrastructure and all related services, subject to the existing sectoral policy and regulatory framework in the oil and gas sector.
FDI inflow in petroleum sector during last three years and the current year (April-Sept., 2015) is as follows:
                           (Rs. in crore)
Year
FDI Inflows
1.      2012-13
1192.57
2.      2013-14
678.39
3.      2014-15
6495.67
4.      2015-16 (April-Sept.,2015)
302.62

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Expansion of Gas Pipeline Project 

            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the details of existing network of gas pipelines including industrial pipelines and its capacities to transport gas/LPG across the country is given at Annexure-I.  

At present, the country is having about 15,000 kms of natural gas pipeline infrastructure and an additional 15,000 kms of pipeline is required for completion of National Gas Grid. Out of this additional 15,000 kms, PNGRB/Government of India has authorized entities for laying of about 11,900 kms of pipelines and 1175 kms of pipeline is pending for award due to court case pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court in respect of Ennore-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin natural gas pipeline. Further, in order to complete the national gas grid, Ministry has identified 3 pipeline sections having a total length of about 2500 kms for development through PPP mode with Viability Gap Funding Scheme of Ministry of Finance through Indian Infrastructure Project Development Fund (IIPDF). GAIL has been appointed as the “Sponsoring Authority” for development of Ranchi-Talcher-Paradip pipeline as a pilot project under PPP mode with Viability Gap Funding. The detailed status of ongoing gas pipeline projects is given at Annexure-II


The actual gas demand is price sensitive and total gas consumption during 2014-15 was 116.78 MMSCMD (73.93 MMSCMD domestic and 42.85 MMSCMD R-LNG). Further, in order to enhance availability of natural gas in the country, Government has taken several steps which inter alia include the following:

        i.            Intensification of domestic Exploration & Production (E&P) activities through New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) rounds;

      ii.            Shale Gas Policy framework;


    iii.            Research and development of Gas Hydrate resources in the country;

    iv.            Import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from various countries;

      v.            Transnational pipelines viz., Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline and Iran-Pakistan-India(IPI) pipeline;

    vi.            Clearance for exploration and development of some NELP blocks where the same was held up by various agencies; and

  vii.            Exploration in the Mining Lease Area has been allowed with certain conditions.

viii.            Acquisition of Overseas Oil and Gas assets is being pursued in order to enhance energy security for the country.

Apart from above the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), in its meeting dated 25.03.2015 and 31.03.2015 has approved the policy to revive and improve utilization of the stranded gas based power generation capacity and pooling of gas in fertilizer (urea) Sectors. The former has made R-LNG based power generation commercially viable for idle/ stranded gas based power plants.

The pooling of gas in fertilizer sector has enabled fertilizer plants to increase production of urea.

ANNEXURE-I REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 144 ANSWERED ON 30.11.2015 REGARDING EXPANSION OF GAS PIPELINE PROJECT
Details of Existing Pipelines supplying Natural Gas to Industries and others
S. No.
Name of the Natural Gas Pipeline
Name of Entity
Capacity
(MMSCMD)
Length (Km.)
1
Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur -GREP (Gas Rehabilitation and Expansion Project)-Dahej-Vijaipur  HVJ/VDPL
GAIL(India) Limited
57.3
4658.5
2
Dahej-Vijaipur (DVPL)-Vijaipur-Dadri (GREP) Upgradation  DVPL2 & VDPL
GAIL(India) Limited
54
1118.73
3
Uran-Trombay
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
6
24
4
Dahej-Uran-Panvel-Dhabhol
GAIL(India) Limited
19.9
875
5
Agartala regional network
GAIL(India) Limited
2
55.4
6
Mumbai regional network
GAIL(India) Limited
7
128.68
7
Assam regional network
GAIL(India) Limited
2.5
7.83
8
K.G. Basin network(+RLNG+RIL)
GAIL(India) Limited
16
877.86
9
Gujarat regional network(+RLNG+RIL)
GAIL(India) Limited
8.31
608.82
10
Cauvery Basin network
GAIL(India) Limited
4.33
278.15
11
Dukli Maharajganj (Earlier-Agartala)
GAIL(India) Limited
0.26
5.2
12
EWPL (Kakinada-Hyderabad-
Uran-Ahmedabad)
Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Limited
95
1480
13
GSPL's High Pressure Gujarat Gas Grid network
Gujarat State Petronet Limited
31
2120.62
14
GSPL's Low Pressure Gujarat Gas Grid network
Gujarat State Petronet Limited
12
70.1
15
Hazira-Ankleshwar
Gujarat Gas Company Limited
5.06
73.2
16
Dadri-Panipat
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
9.5
140.413
17
AGCL's Assam regional network
Assam Gas Company Limited (3 pipeline sections)
2.428
104.73
18
Uran-Taloja
Deepak Fertlizer & Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd.
0.7
42
19
Dadri-Bawana-Nangal*
GAIL(India) Limited
31
810.427
20
Chhainsa-Jhajjar-Hissar*
GAIL(India) Limited
35
265.02
21
Dabhol-Bangalore*
GAIL(India) Limited
16
1004.14
22
Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore*
GAIL(India) Limited
16
41
* Partly Commissioned
431.288
14789.82





ANNEXURE-II REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (b) & (c) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 144 TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.11.2015 REGARDING EXPANSION OF GAS PIPELINE PROJECT
Details of Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines Projects under Gas Grid network
S. No.
Name of the Natural Gas Pipeline
Name of Entity
Length (KM)
Projected Capex
(Rs. in Crore)
Committed Expenditure
(Rs. in Crore)
Present Status
1
Jagdishpur Haldia Pipeline
GAIL (India) Limited
1847
11,000
13.5
Phase-I of the Project of about 755 Km is under development. Project is expected to be completed by 2018-19.
2
Shahdol Phulpur Pipeline
Reliance Gas Pipelines Limited
312
1302
925
As per schedule. Expected by 2016.
3
Kakinada Vizag Srikakulam
AP Gas Distribution Corporation
391
1016
472
(for Phase-1)
As per schedule Expected by 2017.
4
Mallavaram Bhopal Bhilwara via Vijaipur
GSPL India Transco Limited
2042
7255
144
Survey & DFR work completed. 100% RoU notification for mainline (1881 Kms). Expected by end of 2017


5
Mehsana Bhatinda
GSPL India Gasnet Limited
2052
6864*
187
Survey & DFR work completed. RoU notification completed in state of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab. Work in other State in progress. Expected by 2017.
6
Bhatinda Jammu Srinagar
GSPL India Gasnet Limited
725
1520*
7
Surat Paradip
GAIL (India) Limited
2112
10281
1.52
Project is Expected by 2019-20 in synchronization with gas sources development.
8
Ennore Nellore
KEI-RSOS Petroleum and Energy Pvt. Ltd.
430
625
12
As per schedule.
Expected by 2017.
9.
Ennore-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin
-
1175
-
-
Process of granting Authorization is on hold due to a legal case.
10
Ranchi-Talcher-Paradip
To be developed under VGF Scheme in PPP.
520
-
-
MoP&NG has appointed GAIL as the Sponsoring Authority to implement the project under PPP mode.
11
Barauni-Guwahati-Agartala
~1300
-
-
Subject to success of Pilot project (Ranchi-Talcher-Paradip pipeline), these pipelines will be considered in PPP.
12
Haldia-Paradip/Srikakulam
~500/700
-
-
13
Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore
GAIL
1062
2915
-
Phase-I of project commissioned. Phase-II construction work is on hold due to RoU issues. Work in the State of Kerala has resumed. Matter for RoU in the State of Tamilnadu is sub-judice before Hon’ble Supreme Court.
14
Spurline of Dadri-Bawana-Nangal
GAIL (India) Limited
100
-
-
Trunk line has been Commissioned.Spurlines are under-construction in synchronization with customer readiness. .
15
Spurlines of Chhainsa-Jhajjar-Hissar
193
-
-
16
Spurlines of Dabhol-Bangalore
410
-
-
Note: *as per bid submitted to PNGRB.

Details of Existing LPG Pipelines
S.N.
Name of LPG Pipeline
Entity
Capacity (MMTPA)
Length (KM)
1
Panipat-Jalandhar LPG P/L
IOCL
0.70
274
2
Jamnagar-Loni LPG Pipeline
GAIL
2.50
1415
3
Vizag-Secunderabad LPG P/L
GAIL
0.74
623
TOTAL:
3.94
2312
(Source: PNGRB)

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 41.01 per bbl on 27.11.2015 
The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 41.01 per barrel (bbl) on 27.11.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 41.61 per bbl on previous publishing day of 26.11.2015.
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs 2737.54 per bbl on 27.11.2015 as compared to Rs 2769.21 per bbl on 26.11.2015. Rupee closed weaker at Rs 66.75 per US$ on 27.11.2015 as against Rs 66.55 per US$ on 26.11.2015. The table below gives details in this regard:

Particulars
Unit
Price on November 27, 2015(Previous trading day i.e. 26.11.2015)
Pricing Fortnight for 16.11.2015
(Oct 29 to Nov 10, 2015)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket)
($/bbl)
41.01             (41.61)
45.58
(Rs/bbl
2737.54         (2769.21)
2993.24
Exchange Rate
(Rs/$)
66.75             (66.55)
65.67


             Daily Crude Oil Price- 30.11.2015      

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PNG/CNG Coverage 
            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the details of existing City Gas Distribution Networks across the country including the number of households/industrial units covered in each of the cities under this network along with the rates of PNG/CNG, State/UT-wise is at Annexure-I.

Under the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) Act, 2006, PNGRB is the statutory authority to grant licenses for the development of City Gas Distribution  (CGD) network which includes PNG/CNG network. Requests are received from various State Governments from time to time. Based on these requests, PNGRB has been considering the entire district as a Geographical Area (GA) for development of CGD network so that PNG/CNG can be made available to small cities/rural population also. PNGRB has notified the relevant regulatory framework for processing Expression of Interest (EoI) submitted by interested entities to develop CGD networks in any part of country. Subsequently, PNGRB grants license for developing CGD network through competitive bidding process. The GAs are included in bidding rounds in a phased manner depending on the natural gas pipeline connectivity/natural gas availability and feasibility for grant of authorization to develop CGD network in the country.  PNGRB has concluded 05 rounds of CGD bidding for award of development of CGD networks in different parts of the country including Maharashtra.   At present, Jharkhand is not connected with any gas pipeline. 

Government has prioritized domestic gas allocation for CGD entities and has also issued guidelines wherein the entire requirement of CGD entities for PNG (domestic) is being met through domestic gas.



ANNEXURE-I REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 174 ANSWERED ON 30.11.2015 REGARDING PNG/CNG  COVERAGE
Details of existing City Gas Distribution networks across the country as on 1st October, 2015
S. N.
State
Name of Geographical Area
PNG                (Domestic)
PNG
 (Ind.)
PNG              (Comm.)
 CNG Stations
PNG(D) Price  (Rs/SCM)
CNG(T) Price (Rs/Kg)
1
Telangana
Hyderabad
947
3
5
20
23.25
52.5
2
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada
282
0
3
8
23.25
50.5
3
Kakinada
2519
0
38
4
23.25
50.5
4
East Godavari*
0
0
0
0
-
-
5
West Godavari*
0
0
0
0
-
-
6
Krishna*
0
0
0
0
-
-
7
Assam
Upper Assam
28985
392
1037
0
19.82
-
8
Delhi
Delhi
440981
307
1170
278
24.65
37.2
9
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
210536
690
1430
47
26.09
45.67

Vadodara
556
84
0
6
26.09
45.67
10
Anand
20750
108
531
0
23.83
45.65
11
Vadodara
78035
17
2604
8
25.3
45
12
Hazira
29830
 13
 86
1
26.35
45.65
13
Jamnagar
256
 1
 -  
5
26.35
45.65
14
Nadiad
49451
 13
 259
9
26.35
45.65
15
Navsari
79817
 42
 115
10
26.35
45.65
16
Rajkot
151360
 1,045
 730
31
26.35
45.65
17
Surendernagar
19958
 274
 135
15
26.35
45.65
18
Valsad
81805
 543
 155
19
26.35
45.65
19
Khambhat
27964
 6
 149
5
26.35
45.65
20
Halol
8491
 58
 39
7
26.35
45.65

Gandhinagar
95332
 20
 389
9
26.35
45.65
21
Palej
0
 10
 -  
2
26.35
45.65
22
Kutch (West)*
0
0
0
0
-
-

Out of GA
0
 3
 -  
53
26.35
45.65
23
Bhavnagar
218
 -  
 -  
8
26.35
45.65
24
Surat-Bharuch-Anklashwer
492098
 764
 9,550
61
26.35
45.65

Ahmedabad
0
0
0
22
-
45.7
25
Gandhinagar- Mehsana-Sabarkantha
91862
248
475
43
25.9
45.6
26
Kutch (East)*
0
0
0
0
-
-
27
Haryana
Faridabad
15342
161
32
10
25.74
42.96
28
Sonipat
5383
30
8
3
22.66
43.48
29
Gurgaon
7585
13
63
7
26.75
42.6
30
Panipat*
0
0
0
0
-
-
31
Madhya Pradesh
Gwallior
204
1
0
2
19.30 + 14% VAT
58
32
Indore (including Ujjain)
4262
55
36
16
19.30 + 14% VAT
58
33
Dewas
831
25
2
1
24.05
45.46
34 & 35
Maharashtra
Mumbai & Greater Mumbai,  Thane City & Adjoining Contiguous area
833772
57
2693
180
25.31
41.9
36
Pune
21178
103
68
31
23
45.5
37
Thane District*
0
0
0
0
-
-
38
Raigarh*
0
0
0
0
-
-
39
Pune District excluding existing GA*
0
0
0
0
-
-
40
Rajasthan
Kota
191
17
1
3
22.11
43.08
41
Tripura
AGARTALA
19747
47
300
5
18
38
42
Uttar Pradesh
Khurja
195
10
0
0
27
-
43
Kanpur
7783
35
67
15
25.5
49.4
44
Bareilly
2750
5
58
2
25.5
49.4
45
Jhansi
0
0
0
0
-
-
46
Firozabad (TTZ)
327
349
0
1
26.78
46.48
47
Meerut
3464
14
10
3
26.78
46.46
48
Lucknow
4185
3
3
8
22.5
49.4
49
Agra
6752
2
8
6
22.5
49.4
50
Gautam Budh Nagar
70509
300
304
21
26.15
42.6
51
Ghaziabad
89702
169
178
25
26.15
42.6
52
Allahabad*
0
0
0
0
-
-
53
Mathura
3291
47
23
4
25.96
53.9
54
Moradabad
853
3
32
1
22
57.64
55
Uttrakhand
Haridwar*
0
0
0
0
-
-
56
Udham Singh Nagar*
0
0
0
0
-
-
57
UT
Chandigarh*
0
0
0
0
-
-
58
Dadar & Nagar Haveli*
0
0
0
0
-
-
59
Daman*
0
0
0
0
-
-
60
Punjab
Jalandhar*
0
0
0
0
-
-
61
Ludhiana*
0
0
0
0
-
-
62
Amritsar*
0
0
0
0
-
-
63
Karnataka
Bangaluru*
0
0
0
0
-
-
64
Dharwad*
0
0
0
0
-
-
65
Tumkur*
0
0
0
0
-
-
66
Belgaum*
0
0
0
0
-
-
67
Kerala
Ernakulam*
0
0
0
0
-
-
Total
3010339
6087
22786
1015
-
-
Note: *GAs has been awarded and at under developmental stage.

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Demand and Supply of Natural Gas 
            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the details of demand and supply of natural gas to various sectors during 2014-15 are as under:
Sector
Projected Demand during 2014-15 as per working Group Report- 12th Five Year Plan (In MMSCMD)
Supply (Domestic and R-LNG) during 2014-15
(In MMSCMD)
Power
171
28.04
Fertilizer
113
41.91
City Gas
24
16.3
Petrochemicals/ Refineries/ Internal Consumption
67
19.62

Steel
8
2.20
Others
22
8.71

However, the actual demand is price sensitive and total utilization during 2014-15 was 116.78 (73.93 MMSCMD domestic and 42.85 MMSCMD R-LNG).
Due to less demand of imported LNG, out of 62.10 MMSCMD of total regasification capacity, 19.25 MMSCMD remained unutilized. In power and fertilizer sector, installed capacity is much less than the demand projected by working group.





The quantity of R-LNG imported during last three year and current year is as under:
Year
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
(April to Aug - 2015)
Quantity Imported  Million Ton
13.135
13.020
13.289
5.80

            The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), in its meeting dated 25.03.2015 approved the policy to revive and improve utilization of the stranded gas based power generation capacity in the country for the year 2015-16 & 2016-17 and as per the approval of the CCEA Ministry of Power has notified the scheme for utilization of Gas based power generation capacity on 27.03.2015. The scheme envisages supply of imported spot R-LNG at uniform base price to stranded gas based plants as well as the plants receiving domestic gas, up-to the target PLF selected through a reverse e-bidding process.
            Further, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting dated 31.03.2015 approved the scheme for pooling of gas in Fertilizer (Urea) sector. In compliance with the approval of CCEA, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 20.05.2015 has notified guidelines for pooling of gas in fertilizer (Urea) sector. As per the guidelines domestic gas is being pooled with Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (R-LNG) to provide natural gas at uniform delivered price to all Natural Gas Grid connected Urea manufacturing plants for the purpose of manufacturing of Urea.
Government has fixed the sectoral priority in allocation of gas including gas produced from KG D6. The Government had issued New Domestic Natural Gas Pricing Guidelines on 25/10/2014. As per the New Domestic Natural Gas Pricing Guidelines, 2014, the gas price determined under these guidelines would be applicable to all gas produced from nominated fields given to ONGC and OIL India, the New Exploration and Licensing Policy (NELP) blocks, such Pre-NELP blocks, where the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) provides for government approval of gas prices and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) blocks except gas produced from Small and isolated fields in nominated blocks, blocks where prices have been fixed contractually for a certain period of time, gas produced from blocks where the PSC concerned provides a specific formula for natural gas price indexation/fixation and gas produced from such Pre-NELP blocks where the PSCs do not provide for Government approval of formula/ basis for gas prices. The gas prices determined under the above guidelines is applicable to all sector uniformly.




As per data available in the Ministry, company-wise gas produced during the period of April to July-2015 is as under:

Company Name
Gas produced in MMSCM
ONGC
7169.30
OIL
874.23
PVT JV
2822
Total
10865.53

The sector wise details of domestic gas allocation are as under.
                                                                                                                   (MMSCMD)

Firm
Fall Back
Total
Fertilizers
55.83
3.09
58.92
Power
90.60
18.09
108.69
LPG
10.54
0.04
10.58
CGD
12.31

12.31
Small Consumers
0.50
2.42
2.92
Petrochemicals
11.92
0.81
12.73
Refineries
8.98
6.00
14.98
Court Mandated
1.10
0.00
1.10
Internal Consumption
1.55
0.00
1.55
Others
2.21
10.96
13.17
Steel
8.40
1.55
9.95
Total
201.06
45.29
246.89

           


            After implementation of Pooling in Fertilizer (Urea) Sector, fertilizer plants are getting supplies of natural gas as per their requirement. Similarly after implementation of the scheme for utilization of Gas based power generation capacity, power plants successful in reverse e-bidding process, which also includes stranded power plants get supply of R-LNG up to target PLF.
            Supply of gas is made to the customers including fertilizer plants by GAIL in accordance with the allocations made by Gas Linkage Committee, Empowered Group of Ministers, the Empowered Pool Management Committee or through any other mechanism, as the case may be.  Supplies to any of the customers including fertilizer units are not cut arbitrarily.  However, on certain rare occasions, for reasons beyond the control of the pipeline operator and to maintain the pipeline hydraulics & system integrity, supplies may need to be regulated for a short period for incremental quantities, but the supplies are maintained at the same level on aggregated basis.
            The existing LNG regasification capacity in the country is  21.24 MMPTPA which includes 10 MMTPA Dahej Terminal, 5 MMTPA Kochi Terminal, 5 MMTPA Hazira Terminal and 1.24 MMTPA Dabhol Terminal. Though Kochi Terminal has been commissioned in September -2013, at present, the terminal is running at about 2% of its capacity due to delay in laying of Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore pipeline in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. PLL is in the process of Expanding its Dahej Terminal to 15 MMPTA which is scheduled to be completed by 2016.
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Construction of Oil Pipeline 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the Government of Nepal and Government of India have entered into an MoU on 24.8.2015 for the construction of Raxaul (India)-Amlekhgunj (Nepal) Petroleum Products Pipeline to provide efficient supply of petroleum products. The MOU provides for a 41 km pipeline (2 km in India and 39 km in Nepal), to supply Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene. The pipeline is to be constructed by Indian Oil Corporation at a cost of approximately Rs. 200 crore. It also provides for additional facilities in Amlekhgunj depot to be developed by Nepal Oil Corporation at a cost of approximately Rs. 75 crore.

Oil and Gas companies sign term contracts for supply of oil and gas with various producing countries including Russia depending on the techno -commercial viability.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited supplies major petroleum products to Nepal Oil Corporation from 10 supply locations through Tank trucks arranged by the Nepal Oil Corporation. During 2014-2015 1327480 MT and during April to October 2015 644070 MT of petroleum products have been provided to Nepal.

Supplies were disrupted due to obstructions at several of the India-Nepal border crossing by disaffected sections of the Nepalese population on their side. There was no blockade by India. Despite obstructions, a large number of cargo trucks have passed through those crossing points that were open and available. Within the existing logistical constraints, Government of India continued to meet Nepal’s POL requirements to the extent possible, including by facilitating re-routing of stranded POL tankers through other available crossing points. Airlift of aviation fuel, including flight clearance for third country supplies, was also permitted.

There is no official information available on the subject since it pertains to discussions between two sovereign Governments of Nepal and China, as well as between the Governments of Nepal and Bangladesh.

Government of India is ready to meet Nepal’s need for petroleum products subject to logistical constraints. 

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Private Companies in Domestic Gas Fields 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that currently, some private companies are supplying LPG to domestic consumers also under the “parallel marketing” system.

OMCs aim to increase the National LPG coverage to 75 %, with minimum 60 % coverage at State level and at least one distributor in each block. To increase the penetration in rural and backward areas, Oil Marketing Companies(OMCs) are continuously appointing new LPG distributors and more than 97 % of blocks are being catered by at least one LPG distributorship.

Government has allowed the sale of 5 Kg LPG cylinders with / without Domestic Pressure Regulator (DPR) through Retail Outlets of Public Sector Oil Marketing companies (OMCs) which are accessible to all and are open for longer hours. Subsequently, sale of 5 Kg Free Trade LPG(FTL) cylinder has been extended to LPG distributorship points and Kirana /General stores etc also for the convenience of the target consumers. As on 31.10.2015, the scheme is under operation from 261 retail outlets, 484 distributorship points and 194 Kirana/general stores, on industry basis. 

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Compensation Package Announced by GAIL 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that GAIL is transporting Natural Gas by laying the pipeline by acquiring “Right of Use (RoU)” under “Petroleum & Mineral Pipeline Act (P&MP Act), 1962”. As per the provisions of the Act, the ownership of land remains with the land owner and subsequent to completion of laying of pipeline, land is restored back to its original condition and handed to the respective land owner. Further, compensation is paid to the respective land owner by the entity authorized for laying of pipeline on account of following:

(i) Land compensation @ 10% of prevalent market value of land for using the land for laying pipeline.

(ii) Crop compensation for the crops damaged during construction (actual/presumptive).

(iii) Compensation for trees felled for construction works.

(iv) Compensation for miscellaneous/incidental damages.

At present, natural gas is not transported in liquefied form through pipelines. 

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Accident in GAIL Pipeline 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that GAIL (India) Limited is operating a large network of Cross country and regional pipelines for Natural Gas and LPG. The pipelines are buried underground by obtaining ROU (Right Of User). Surveillance of vast network of pipelines across the country is required to ensure the safety & reliability of pipelines and guard against sabotage, exposure, soil erosion, excavation and construction works etc. Presently, it is being achieved through regular periodic foot patrolling and air surveillance by hiring Helicopter Services on monthly basis. GAIL intends to take up aerial surveillance of inaccessible terrains through UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) on Pilot basis after obtaining requisite permissions and clearances.

The surveillance measures are being taken not due to the accident in GAIL’s pipeline but were in place even before that. GAIL and ONGC have taken steps separately to address the causes for accident in the pipeline in Andhra Pradesh last year and five Gas Dehydration Units (GDUs) have been installed. 


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