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Decision on Marketing including Pricing freedom for the gas to be produced from Discoveries in High Pressure-High Temperature, Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Areas

New Delhi; March 10, 2016

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approveda proposal to grant marketing including pricing freedom for the gas produced from High Pressure High Temperature, Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater areas. The marketing freedom so granted would be capped by a ceiling price arrived at on the basis of landed price of alternative fuels.

The policy guidelines would be applicable to future discoveries as well as existing discoveries which are yet to commence commercial production as on 1.1.2016. However, in case of existing discoveries which are yet to commence commercial production as on 1.1.2016, if there is pending arbitration or litigation filed by the contractors directly pertaining to gas pricing covering such fields, this policy guideline shall be made applicable only on the conclusion/ withdrawal of such litigation/ arbitration and the attendant legal proceedings. All gas fields currently under production will continue to be governed by the pricing regime which is currently applicable to them.

The ceiling price in US $ per mmbtu (GCV) shall be the, lowest of the (i) Fuel oil import landed price (ii) Weighted average import landed price of substitute fuels (0.3 x price of coal + 0.4 x price of fuel oil + 0.3 x price of naphtha) and (iii) LNG import landed price, whichever is lower.

The landed price-based ceiling will be calculated once in six months and applied prospectively for the next six months. The price data used for calculation of ceiling price in US $ per mmbtu (GCV) shall be the trailing four quarters data with one quarter lag. Director General of Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (DG, PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will notify the periodic revision of gas price ceiling under these guidelines.

Production Enhancement: 

The decision is expected to improve the viability of some of the discoveries already made in such areas and also would lead to monetization of future discoveries as well. The reserves which are expected to get monetized are of the order of 6.75 tcf or 190 BCM or around 35 mmscmd considering a production profile of 15 years. The associated reserves are valued at 28.35 Billion USD (1,80,000 Crore) The country’s present gas production is around 90 mmscmd. Besides, these there are around 10 discoveries which have been notified and whose potential is yet to be established.


 

 

Employment Generation: 

The decision is expected to result into monetization of the 28 discoveries mentioned above which can result into substantial investment by the contractors.

There would be substantial employment generated during the development phase of these discoveries and a part of it would continue during the production.

ONGC has estimated that in the development of discoveries in the block KG-DWN-98/2, there would be deployment of 3850 direct skilled labours. Besides, these there would be around 20,000 persons required during the construction phase. GSPC presently in the block KG-OSN-2001/3 is deploying around 690 personnel in the block.

Transparency and Minimum Government and Maximum Governance:

Government will not interfere in the price fixation for every block covered under the policy.

Provision of ceiling to balance the requirements of consuming sectors

Incentivize upstream investment and not getting into unnecessary details.

GAIL_CDLI

GAIL emerges highest ranking PSU in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

Secures 98 out of maximum 100, an increase of 12 points in one year

New Delhi, November 6, 2015: GAIL (India) Limited has emerged the highest ranking company among the country’s Public Sector Undertakings, and third overall, in the ‘Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)’ released by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)-India.

 

GAIL, India’s premier natural gas company, got a score of 98 out of maximum 100 in CDLI which was released at the Bombay Stock Exchange. GAIL showed a remarkable increase of 12 points from last year’s score which was a result of dedicated efforts of the company to be a responsible corporate especially in the area of climate change.

 

CDP India’s Climate Change 2015 report analyses the key trends coming out of the analysis of the responding Indian companies. The CDLI disclosure score assesses the completeness and quality of a company’s response. A high disclosure score signals that a company provided comprehensive information about the measurement and management of its carbon footprint, its climate change strategy and risk management processes and outcomes.

 

The CDP India Climate Change 2015 Report will be shared in the India Pavilion of Conference of Parties (COP) 21 to be held in Paris later this month.  It will be attended by Heads of States and Governments across the globe including Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. CDP is the only global natural capital disclosure system which is the most comprehensive collection of Corporate Climate Change Information. CDP India has been acknowledged in India’s commitment towards mitigation and adaptation of climate change specified in the INDC (Intended National Determined Conference).

 

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment, Forest & Climate Change complemented the report saying, “Indian companies have indeed understood the mantra of sustainability growth – that going green makes sound business sense”.

 

The release of the report was followed by an interactive panel discussion attended by Sustainability Heads of top ranking CDLI Companies. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Santanu Roy, General Manager (Corporate Planning), GAIL said the company is tackling climate change through converting regulation risks into opportunities. He outlined how natural gas can play a significant role in India’s quest for Energy security. He also mentioned that going forward, GAIL would like to play a leading role in collaborating with other Indian oil and gas players for making positive impact of the sector specific sustainability and climate change.

 

Photo caption: Shri Santanu Roy, General Manager (Corporate Planning), GAIL (on the left) speaking at the release of the CDP India Climate Change 2015 Report in which GAIL (India) Limited emerged as the highest ranking company among the country’s PSUs, and third overall, in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)

GAIL-TERI

GAIL takes lead in developing Indian corporate vision on tackling climate change

Partners with TERI to develop document to be released in Paris during COP21

New Delhi, November 5, 2015: GAIL (India) Limited, the country’s premier natural gas company, has partnered with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a leading energy and sustainability think tank, to develop a document which outlines the Indian corporate vision on various aspects of tackling climate change and aligning the vision with Government schemes in this direction.

The draft of the document titled “Delhi to Paris: Corporate Vision on Climate Change” was presented during the National Seminar for Corporate Vision on Climate Change organized here by TERI-CBS (Council for Business Sustainability). The final document will be launched at India Pavilion of Conference of Parties (COP) 21 to be held in Paris later this month. It will be attended by Heads of States and Governments across the globe including Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

 

For the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, the COP21 Climate Summit conference will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate to keep global warming below 2oC.

 

As a responsible corporate citizen, GAIL acted as Chapter lead for ‘Improving Efficiency of Energy Use’ and provided inputs towards preparation and participated in meetings, webinars and consultations.

 

In a special address during the seminar, Hon’ble Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said, “While the government provides air cover, corporates are the foot soldiers with their ideas and technologies towards mitigation and adaptation to the new reality of climate change.” Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar hailed the convergence of all corporates and called the abridged version of the vision document the ‘Corporate Environment Responsibility Document.’

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects) & Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee of GAIL, shared various initiatives in the area by the company and how natural gas as one of the cleaner fossil fuels has been instrumental in achieving better energy efficiencies for industry.

 

He also mentioned that going forward, GAIL would like to play a leading role in collaborating with other Oil & Gas industry players for making a positive impact of the sector in respect of sustainability and climate change. As Chapter lead, GAIL propagated that natural gas, an environmentally benign alternative fuel, can act as a bridge fuel as India gears up for the transition from polluting coal and oil to renewables.

 

Photo caption: Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL (second from left) speaking at the National Seminar for Corporate Vision on Climate Change

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TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON INTERNAL CORROSION OF PIPELINES

पाइपलाइनों के आंतरिक जंग पर तकनीकी सेमिनार

(गेल और नेस द्वारा आयोजित) पर रिपोर्ट

Report on

TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON INTERNAL CORROSION OF PIPELINES

(ORGANIZED BY GAIL & NACE)

9th October 2015 Jubilee Tower 4th Floor – Noida

 “जंग से जंग 

FIGHT WITH CORROSION

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गेल (इंडिया)लिमिटेड

 

विषय: पाइपलाइनों के आंतरिक जंग पर तकनीकी सेमिनार

SUBJECT: TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON INTERNAL CORROSION OF PIPELINES.

 9 अक्टूबर  ‘2015 को जुबली  टॉवर नोएडा में-  पाइपलाइनों के आंतरिक जंग  पर एक तकनीकी संगोष्ठी का संयुक्त रूप से गेल और निगिस  द्वारा आयोजन  किया गया। संगोष्ठी डॉ आशुतोष कर्नाटक निदेशक (परियोजना) की अध्यक्षता में हुई।  गेल, रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज, आरजीटीआईएल, आईओसीएल, बीपीसीएल, एचपीसीएल, वाल्ट, ईआईएल, मेकॉन, ट्रेक्टेबिल ,सी ई आई एल ,  आईजीएल, एम जी एल,  ओआईएसडी  एवम नेस अंतरराष्ट्रीय के विशेषज्ञों और गेल के वरिष्ठ अधिकारियो ,सी आई एम जी तथा आर आई एम जी  ने  विषयगत घटना ‘जंग से  जंग’ (फाईट विद कोरोज़न) मे सह्भागिता की  ।  साथ ही ओ एंड एम के मत्वपूर्ण वर्क सेंटर भी आडियोवीडियोके माध्यम से सेमिनार मे सहभागी रहे।  

 

A Technical seminar on Internal Corrosion of pipelines (Jointly Organized by GAIL & NIGIS) was held on 09th October ‘2015 at Jubilee Tower Noida. The Seminar was chaired by Dr Ashutosh Karnatak Director (Projects). Representative from industries- GAIL, RIL, RGTIL, IOCL, BPCL,HPCL,VOLT,EIL,MECON,TRACTABLE, CEIL IGL,MGL, and OISD, experts from M/S NACE international and CIMG(Central Integrity management group), RIMG (Regional Integrity management group) personnel of GAIL from sites participated the Thematic event “JANG SE JANG” (FIGHT WITH CORROSION). All Major O&M sites were also connected through Video Conferencing and participated in the seminar.

 

संगोष्ठी का उद्देश्य विभिन्न आंतरिक जंग के प्रकार और पाइपलाइनों पर उनके प्रभाव, आंतरिक जंग के कारण  और उनके निवारण/ उपायों  तथा  आंतरिक जंग को नियंत्रित करने के क्षेत्र में तकनीकी विकास को समझने के लिए किया गया था।

 

 

Objective of the Seminar was to understand the various types of internal corrosion and their impact on pipelines. Root causes for internal corrosion and their mitigation measures. Technological developments in the field of controlling internal corrosion.

 

 

 कार्यक्रम के प्रारंभ में  श्री ई एस रंगनाथन कार्यकारी  निदेशक (ओ एंड एम- कॉर्पोरेट) ने  निदेशक (परियोजना) का स्वागत किया तथा आंतरिक जंग को गंभीर एवम महत्वपूर्ण विषय बताया ।

उद्घघाटन  भाषण में निदेशक (परियोजना)  ने   इस तरह के संगोष्ठी  और विषय विशेषज्ञता/ ज्ञान को साझा करने के लिए संयुक्त  तकनीकी संगोष्ठी को  नियमित रूप से  सुचारु  रखने पर बल दिया।

 

At the outset, Shri E S Ranganathan ED (O&M-CO) welcomed Director (Projects) and shared the views on Internal Corrosion a serious matter. In the inaugural address, Director (Projects) emphasized on regular meet and conducting such type of joint events to share subject matter expertise and knowledge.

 

नेस पाइपलाइन इंट्रिगिटी के लिये मानकों तैयार करता है ,  साथ ही  एक प्रमुख शैक्षिक संगठन है, और ट्रेनिग कार्यक्रमो का संचालन करता है। गेल जो की देश का सबसे बडा पाईपलाईन संचालक है , ने  नेस के सहयोग से “ जंग से जंग”  नामक तकनीकी संगोष्ठी  को ऐतिहासिक बना दिया ।

इस  प्रकार का  तकनीकी सेमिनार एक नए युग की  अवधारणा है। तकनीकी संगोष्ठी के पह्ले दो सत्रों मे  डॉ कार्लोस (एसएमई)  के 30 वर्षो के काम की विशेषज्ञता और  आंतरिक जंग  विषय पर सभी को  संवेदनशील बनाने, शिक्षा और  अनुभवो को साझा करने पर ध्यान केंद्रित किया गया ।        डॉ कार्लोस ने  आंतरिक जंग  को नियंत्रित  करने के लिये 32 कारको की चर्चा की  और आंतरिक जंग के 4  अधारभूत बातो ( एनोड, कैथोड, इलेक्ट्रोलाइट, और धातु के सम्पर्क) के बारे  मे भी बताया । शेष 2 सत्र  पाईप लाईन उद्योग से आये  प्रतिभागियों  ने आंतरिक जंग से समबन्धित ज्ञान और अनुभव/ केस स्ट्डी  को साझा किया ।

 

NACE being a leading educational organization, which prepares standards and also provides training courses on various topics related to pipeline integrity, and GAIL, is being the largest gas pipeline operator in INDIA, the association of GAIL with NACE to fight against corrosion made this event historical.

 

This is a new era / concept for technical seminars, in which first 2 sessions were focused on sensitisation, education and sharing of Dr. Carlos (SME) rich expertise of 30 years work on the subject matter. Dr. Carlos shared 32 Variables that can control internal corrosion and 4 Basics of Internal Corrosion (Anode, Cathode, Electrolyte, and Metallic Contact).  Remaining 2 sessions were for the participants from the industry to discuss and share the case studies which resulted in a good exchange of knowledge and experience.

 

लगभग 90 प्रतिनिधियों ने सेमिनार मे  भाग लिया , साथ ही गेल के  करीब  60  अधिकारी आडियो वीडियो के माध्यम से सेमिनार मे उपस्थित रहे , ओआई एस डी को को मिलाकर  5  वक्ताओं ने अपनी कम्पनी  के अनुभवो की केस स्टडी पर   प्रस्तुतिया  दी ।

Approx. 90 Nos delegates were attended the programme, in addition approx. 60 executives were connected through Video conference during the entire seminar.  Total 05 case studies were presented by various Industries including OISD.

 

सभी प्रतिभागियों को डॉ कार्लोस  द्वारा साझा विचारों से लाभ एवम  अनुभव प्राप्त हुआ । सेमिनार के अंत मे पैनल चर्चा  तथा सवाल – जवाब ने सेमिनार को और भी प्रासगिक बना दिआ ।

पाइपलाइनों के आंतरिक जंग पर तकनीकी संगोष्ठी सफलता पूर्वक अपने उदेश्य की पूर्ति एवम आभार प्रदर्शन के साथ संपन्न हो गयी  ।

All participants in the meet were highly benefited by the views shared by Dr. Carlos A. Palacios, and Panel Discussion held jointly with Question answer Session. The Meet ended on a successful note and fruitfully served the purpose of the Meet.  The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair.

 

धन्यवाद प्रस्ताव श्री एम.के. सोगनी डीजीएम (ओ एंड एम) द्वारा प्रस्तुत किया गया।

Vote of thanks was presented by Shri M K Sogani DGM (O&M).

 

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Display of the Back Drop on technical seminar on internal corrosion of pipelines on 9th Oct  2015

 

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Welcome of Dr Ashutosh Karnatak Director (Projects) by Sh. E S Ranganathan ED (O&M-CO)

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Technical Seminar Internal corrosion of Pipelines

Inaugural address by Dr Ashutosh Karnatak Director (Projects)

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Address by Dr Samir Degan VP ( NACE) and  

 Ms Susmita Sengupta (Susie) Tech. Director (MGL)   

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All Major O&M Sites connected Through VC and Participated in the Seminar

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Audience/Participants

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Dr Carlos sharing his Experience and knowledge of Internal Corrosion of Pipe line

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Presentation on Case Study given by Shri Rajesh Uprety, Additional Director, OISD

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Presentation on  P/L  Internal Corrosion given by Shri  Alok Gurtu, Business Head (RGTIL)

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Presentation on GAIL  by Shri  G Chakraborty, DGM (O&M)-CIMG.

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Presentation on BPCL Case Study by Sh Rituraj Mishra (Dy Mgr Pipeline and CP)

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Experience sharing by Cherian P Vargesh (Sr. Tech Services Mgr) IOCL  

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Penal Discussion – “Internal Corrosion of Pipeline Challenges and Way Forward” and

Question Answer Session 

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Vote of thanks presented by Shri M K Sogani DGM (O&M)-CIMG.

 

सभी प्रतिभागियों को डॉ कार्लोस  द्वारा साझा विचारों से लाभ एवम   अनुभव प्राप्त हुआ । सेमिनार के अंत मे पैनल चर्चा  तथा सवाल का जवाब ने सेमिनार को और भी प्रासगिक बना दिआ ।

पाइपलाइनों के आंतरिक जंग पर तकनीकी संगोष्ठी सफलता पूर्वक अपने उदेश्य की पूर्ति एवम आभार प्रदर्शन के साथ संपन्न हो गयी  ।

All participants in the meet were highly benefited by the views shared by Dr. Carlos A. Palacios, and Panel Discussion held jointly with Question answer Session. The Meet ended on a successful note and fruitfully served the purpose of the Meet.  The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair.

धन्यवाद प्रस्ताव श्री एम.के. सोगनी डीजीएम (ओ एंड एम) द्वारा दिया गया।

Vote of thanks was presented by Shri M K Sogani DGM (O&M).

 

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Jharkhand Government and GAIL sign Gas Cooperation Agreement

GCA to facilitate construction of Jagdishpur – Haldia Pipeline in the state
 
Steel and fertilizer plants at Bokaro and Sindri to be supplied Natural Gas
 
City Gas Distribution networks to be developed in Ranchi and Jamshedpur
Ranchi, October 15, 2015: Carrying forward the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to connect eastern India to the Natural Gas grid, the Government of Jharkhand and GAIL (India) Limited today signed a Gas Cooperation Agreement (GCA) for creation of Natural Gas and City Gas Distribution infrastructure, which will facilitate construction of “Urja Ganga” Jagdishpur – Haldia Pipeline project in the state.
 
The GCA was signed here in the presence of Shri Raghubar Das, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand and Shri B C Tripathi, GAIL Chairman and Managing Director by Shri K Ravi Kumar, IAS, Director, Industries, Government of Jharkhand and Shri A K Jana, GAIL Executive Director (Marketing – Joint Venture & International Gas Sourcing). 
 
The Jagdishpur – Haldia Pipeline (JHPL) is slated to pass through six districts of Jharkhand, i.e., Bokaro, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Singhbhum, Ranchi and Dhanbad. It will have a total of 340 kms in the state, of which 174 kms will be mainline and 166 kms spurlines.
 
The pipeline can be used to provide Natural Gas as fuel to the Steel Authority of India plant in Bokaro, fertilizer plant at Sindri  which is under revival and proposed CGD networks in Ranchi and Jamshedpur. It is estimated that the Natural Gas demand in Jharkhand can reach 8.80 MMSCMD.
 
As part of the GCA signed today, GAIL and the Jharkhand Government will evaluate ways for cooperation in development of use of eco-friendly fuel Natural Gas and related infrastructure, promotion of Joint Venture for CGD projects and study various options to evaluate the energy demand (including for Natural Gas, LPG and other liquid hydrocarbons) in the state.
 
The Department of Industries of the Jharkhand Government shall coordinate grant of all necessary permissions and clearances required for development of Natural Gas, CGD, distribution infrastructure and associated facilities.
 
The GCA will also facilitate establishment of pipeline connectivity from the seven Coal Bed Methane (CBM) blocks awarded in the state to various consumption centres.
 
The 2,000 km-long JHPL, the ‘Energy Highway’ of Eastern India being constructed by GAIL, will carry eco-friendly Natural Gas to eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
 
GAIL, a Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking, is India’s premier Natural Gas company and operates 11,000 kms of pipelines. Its activities range from Gas Transmission and Marketing to Processing (for fractionating LPG, Propane, SBP Solvent and Pentane); transmission of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG); production and marketing of Petrochemicals like HDPE and LLDPE and leasing bandwidth in Telecommunications. The company has extended its presence in Power, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) re-gasification, City Gas Distribution and Exploration & Production through equity and joint venture participations.
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GAIL releases fifth Sustainability Report

Becomes first PSU to avail Content Index certified by GRI, Amsterdam
“Fostering Responsible Growth” theme of the report

New Delhi, 14th October, 2015: GAIL (India) Limited has released the Company’s Sustainability Report for the year 2014-15, becoming the first Public Sector Undertaking of the country to avail Content Index certified by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam.
The report, on the theme ‘Fostering Responsible Growth’, was released here yesterday by Shri B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, in the presence of Shri M. Ravindran, Director (HR), Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), Shri Subir Purkayastha, Director (Finance), Shri Ashutosh Jindal, Director, Smt. Anuradha Sharma Chagti, Director and other senior officials of the company.
The report, the fifth released by GAIL, marks the transition from GRI G3.1 to GRI G4 guidelines and is in line with GRI G4 Guidelines ‘in-accordance’ option core.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tripathi said “We believe in growth that is sustainable and inclusive while remaining deeply committed to ensuring the trust of our stakeholders.” He also noted that GAIL has been acknowledged among CDP India Leaders 2014 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and is the only company in Utilities category among the top 22 India leaders.
GAIL has developed ‘Sustainability Aspirations 2020’, which are self-driven targets focused towards the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption and specific energy intensity.
This year’s Sustainability Report is a materiality centric report and contains dedicated sections for each of the stakeholders. These material issues have been identified after a thorough materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement exercise which was conducted at 10 locations of GAIL amongst different stakeholder groups.
All Sustainability Reports of GAIL have been assured by external third party. Continuing the practice, this year’s Sustainability Report has been assured by DNVGL. This is a Type 2 Moderate level assured report based on AA1000AS (2008) standard. Assurance process includes data verification at different sites of GAIL that will continue to help GAIL improve its processes and data management mechanisms.
GAIL’s Corporate Sustainability Reports are available on the Company’s website (www. gailonline.com). The report for 2014-15 was web hosted on the day GAIL AGM was held.
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GAIL’s Jagdishpur – Haldia Pipeline Project connects Barauni in Bihar

Welding of 12 inch pipeline connecting HFCL Barauni to IOCL Barauni commenced on 15th September 2015 at Barauni, marking the first phase implementation of GAIL (India) Limited’s  Jagdishpur- Haldia Pipeline, the green project of Government of India.

The phase – I of pipeline project consists of laying of trunk pipeline from Phulpur (Allahabad) to Dobhi (Gaya) for a length of 341km and spur pipeline connectivity to Barauni and Patna from Dobhi for a length of 228 km.

This gas network will supply fuel to major industries such as the Barauni Refinery and the Barauni fertilizer plant, which will be revived to its full glory, besides power and steel plants.

The pipeline will also help in setting up of City Gas Networks in major cities of Bihar including capital Patna. Thus, residents can enjoy the convenience of environment friendly piped natural gas (PNG) that directly reaches kitchens through pipelines and the economical compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicles.

An investment of over Rs. 2300 crore is expected to be made in Bihar on this project.

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निगमित कार्यालय में हिंदी दिवस एवं पखवाडे का उद्घाटन (Hindi Divas and Inauguration of Hindi Fortnight at GAIL, Corporate Office)

गेल निगमित कार्यालय, नई दिल्‍ली में दिनांक 15 सितंबर, 2015 को हिंदी दिवस एवं हिंदी पखवाड़ा उद्घाटन समारोह भारतीय परम्परानुसार दीप प्रज्वलन तथा सरस्वती वंदना के साथ सम्पन्न हुआ । इस अवसर पर निदेशक (परियोजना) डॉ. आशुतोष कर्नाटक, निदेशक (वित्त) श्री सुबीर पुरकायस्‍थ एवं सुप्रसिद्ध कवि श्री सुरेंद्र शर्मा का स्वागत का पुष्प- गुच्छ से स्वागत किया गया। तदोपरांत कार्यकारी निदेशक (मा.सं) श्री एस.के.वैद ने मुख्य अतिथि एवं निदेशक मंडल के सभी सदस्यों एवं उपस्थित सभी कार्मिकों का स्वागत किया।

इस अवसर पर निदेशक (परियोजना) श्री आशुतोष कर्नाटक ने माननीय गृहमंत्री श्री राजनाथ सिंह का एवं निदेशक (वित्त) श्री सुबीर पुरकायस्थ ने माननीय पेट्रोलियम राज्यमंत्री श्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान के संदेश का वाचन किया। इसके उपरांत गेल की गृह पत्रिका “राजभाषा सहयोग ” के नवीनतम अंक का विमोचन  किया गया। आमंत्रित प्रसिद्ध हास्य कवि श्री सुरेंद्र शर्मा ने अपनी चुटीली रचनाओं से सभी कार्मिकों का मनोरंजन किया। धन्यवाद ज्ञापन के साथ कार्यक्रम का समापन हुआ ।

Hindi divas and Hindi Fortnight Inauguration was observed on 14th September, 2015 at GAIL Corporate Office, New Delhi with the Indian tradition, the lighting of the traditional lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak,Director (Project), Shri Subir Purkayastha, Director (Finance) and famous poet Shri Surendra Sharma were welcomed by presenting floral bouquet.  Sh. S. K.Vaid, ED (HR) welcomed the chief guest of the program, members of GAIL Board and all employees present in the ceremony.

On this occasion Director (Project.) Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak and Director (Finance) Shri Subir Purkayastha read out the messages of Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs and Hon’ble MOS, Petroleum & Natural Gas respectively. After this latest issue of GAIL House journal “Rajbhasha Sahyog” was released. Famous poet Shri Surendra Sharma entertained all GAIL employee with his poems having sense of satire. Program was concluded with a vote of thanks.

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What Is STEM?

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Rather than teaching the four streams as separate discreet subjects, this curriculum aims to integrate them into a close-knit learning model, based on practical real world applications. STEM aims to have an interdisciplinary and an application-oriented approach so as to give the students a more practical and holistic world-view, rather than restricting their abilities to a single discipline.

STEM is important, because it penetrates every aspect of our lives. It integrates four of the most important disciplines in the world right into one network, made to help each and every one of us in our daily lives. From the natural world to electronics to designing buildings to basic accounting, STEM incorporates everything. The practicality and the awareness inculcated in this curriculum, provides us with the tools to solve current challenges like global warming, transportation, eco-friendly machines, leading to new innovations, techniques and ideas with the intent of making this world a more sustainable place. STEM education is going to help us shape the future, as the life of each and every one of us revolves around these four disciplines. Providing a new perspective in these disciplines will only change our lives – for the better.

A plethora of jobs are opening up around the world, which come under the ‘STEM umbrella’. In India, more and more well trained and qualified people are graduating from STEM relevant fields, giving us a competitive edge at a global level. With the rate at which this industry is growing, only great things are in store for us. More opportunities globally, the power to shape the future, the chance to lead India into a more promising tomorrow is what STEM education provides. It is imperative in this country to give every student a chance to embrace the current technology and information, granting them a chance to excel, for themselves and for the future generations.

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Here Are 5 Reasons To Follow GAIL On Social Media Day

GAIL (India) Limited is the largest state-owned natural gas processing
and distribution company in India which engages and
listens to its consumers through social media platforms. To reach each
and every set of audience, GAIL (India) Limited has its presence over
different social media platforms such as Facebook, TwitterLinkedinVine,
Youtube and Instagram.

Here are five reasons you should follow GAIL (India) Limited on social media

1. Industry Updates:

Industry updates are very important; especially when it concern’s the nation’s interest.

You can get latest updates about GAIL and
other ongoing projects along with industry-specific groups and specific interest groups by following GAIL on LinkedIn.

2. Job Opportunities:

New graduates and interested parties can get the latest updates on job openings
and career opportunities via the social platforms.

3. Be an agent of change:

Following GAIL on social media provides you information that helps achieve sustainable development throughout India.

4. Increase you sense of responsibility:

GAIL is more than just an energy company. As a conscious corporate
citizen, the organization believes that it has a social purpose. The
rigor and strategic thought that drives GAIL similarly fuels its CSR
initiatives.

5. A platform to voice your opinion

Given the two-way communication of social media, GAIL provides a
platform to share ideas, discuss and engage in meaningful conversation.

 

 

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Ten Ways To Breathe Easier

Has pollution got you feeling down? Well here are a few tips to help escape the smog.

1) Try to minimise being out or physically exerting yourself during pollution surges. The faster you breathe, the more pollutants you inhale.

2) Get regular car servicing and maintenance (especially the spark plugs) done.

3) Drive within the speed limits. And accelerate slowly.

4) Limit idling your vehicle to no more than 30 seconds.

5) Manage demand for fossil fuels, use public transport, and use energy efficient appliances that conserve power.

6) Mop while cleaning the house to pick up lingering loose dust, microfiber mops can catch dust and dirt better.

7) Grow indoor plants such as money plants, ferns, Aloe-Vera, They act as living air purifiers and absorb chemical pollutants released by synthetic materials.

9) Replace Traditional stoves that use biomass and coal should be replaced.

9) Avoid outdoor burning of garbage, leaves etc.

10) Switch to natural gas as it produces 10% the emissions as compared to other fuels.