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Coming together for World Peace

World Peace Day is a day that marks the absence of violence and the presence of brotherhood, alliance and harmony.

This World Peace Day, GAIL takes the opportunity to announce the AGPS (Asian Gas Partnership Summit) 2013, in an endeavor to acknowledge the spirit of unity amongst the nations of the world. The AGPS highlights the Asian Natural Gas market, said to be the 2nd largest by 2015, with 790 bcm of natural gas demand. These numbers signify growing transnational collaboration.

The AGPS is a platform for various Asian Natural Gas entities to unanimously step towards making the world greener, healthier, cleaner and sustainable. This effort is to bring along economic & social development that peace alone can assure.

With Natural Gas, Tomorrow is Yours!

Visit the official AGPS 2013 website @ http://www.agps.in/

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Natural Gas on TRACK – Say hello to a better Tomorrow

Natural Gas has been used to fuel vehicles since the 1930s. Today there are more than a million NGVs in India and the numbers are bound to increase. Leading companies such as Ford, Toyota, Mercedes and Audi are coming up with Natural Gas powered vehicles everyday.

Here is an example of how Audi came out with a car fueled by Natural Gas

 

Even the Buses today on the roads of India are transformed from what they used to be. The post below depicts how Delhi introduced the first CNG Hybrid bus years back.

 

Natural Gas has also taken over in the Airlines sector. As a clean fuel, Natural Gas also turns out to be more economical. The post attached shows the same

 

However, moving a step forward, the India Research Design & Standard Organization (RDSO), a research wing of the ministry of railways based at Lucknow, has started developing a prototype of Trains based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Although the idea is not new and versions of Natural Gas locomotives have been tried and tested in different countries over time, including those run on propane, there has not been a remarkable shift towards the same.

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With the success of this prototype, India will make the switch. The technology will benefit the Indian Railways as well as our citizens in the following ways:

  1. Being a cheaper alternative, it will bring down operating costs (by 50%) and this will affect the spend on transport by its consumers.
  2. Environmentally, It will make the nation healthier and the future greener with lower emissions
  3. India has abundant resources of LNG for now and is also working on Importing quantities for the future and LNG terminals in India are on their way to being set-up on the east and west coasts
  4. Running on Natural Gas would amount to only 2.2 per cent of India’s annual natural gas consumption of 81 million tons and therefore be commercially feasible
  5. The trains would need lesser refueling compared to Diesel trains

Natural gas is definitely proving to be a promising fuel and it is visibly clear that not only will it help the environment but also the economy and directly or indirectly the people of our country. After all a stronger economy is the result of its powerful citizens. With Natural Gas, Tomorrow is Yours!!

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Mark your calendars for the 25th of September’13

GAIL announces it’s 29th Annual General Meeting for its members this Wednesday, the 25th of September 2013 at 10:30 am at Manekshaw Centre, Parade road, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi 110010

The NOTICE for the same is available at www.gailonline.com and the Annual Report for the Year 2012-13 is attached herewith. To download the Annual Report Click Here

http://gailonline.com/final_site/pdf/GAIL_AR_2012-13.pdf

For further information please contact:

GAIL(INDIA) Limited

GAIL Bhawan,

16 Bhikaji Cama Place,

R K Puram, New Delhi – 110066

EPABX : 011-26172580, 26182956

Fax: 011-26185941

GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated in August 1984 as a Central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG)

For further information please visit our web site www.gail.nic.in

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Making the SWITCH – HOSPITALITY fueled by Natural Gas

Hotels are the backbone of the tourism sector in any country and it is through them that tourists and visitors experience hospitality. The Hospitality industry contributes to this experience through the services, facilities and benefits provided to not only the consumer but also to the community.

With international tourism increasing by the year and domestic tourism strengthening, India will see incredible opportunities for growth. It is with this objective that there has been a noticeable shift towards the usage of Natural Gas within the Hospitality sector. There are many reasons ‘WHY?’ and also many ways ‘HOW?’ to make this switch.

“Natural Gas across the nation has the potential to not only stimulate new lodging markets, but supplement existing markets as well.”

1. Natural Gas is the most competitively priced of all fossil fuels, with savings of up to 50% compared with oil (Source: SEAI 2012).

2. Natural Gas is the cleanest, most environmentally friendly fossil fuel available. It produces up to 25% less carbon dioxide than oil and up to 50% less than coal for the same energy output.

3. Natural Gas is incredibly versatile. It can be used to heat or cool large spaces like conference rooms and banqueting areas.

4. It can also supply all your hot water and catering needs, and power other hotel equipment such as air conditioning and laundry.

5. And when you make the switch from oil you gain another important benefit: extra space. Natural Gas doesn’t require large fuel tanks or a large storage area.

By installing Natural Gas you’re assured of a constant uninterrupted energy supply with no need to order or schedule fuel deliveries.

Additionally, your hotel could also make additional savings by opting for Combined Heat and Power (CHP). With CHP technology, Natural Gas is used on- site to provide both heat and electrical power from one device. The CHP unit burns gas to power a generator producing electricity, while at the same time producing hot water. This process can result in very high efficiencies and reduce the overall fuel cost.

With the installation of a Natural Gas fired CHP system, you can achieve an increase in energy efficiencies of between 20-25%.

SAVE ENERGY

LIVE ENERGY LITE

Start-up companies and small businesses frequently run close to the bone and may be profitable only so long as unplanned events never occur. A Small Business has to take every possible step to cut down on its operating cost. Apart from the fixed costs of the rents and salaries, there are Variable costs that the company must control.

For small businesses, reducing energy costs can make a significant dent in monthly bills — especially with the prices rising on gas, electricity, water, and other energy resources. Whether through simple changes or larger-scale investments, every business operation can do something to save energy. Cutting back on energy use will improve your bottom line and help the environment, and your greening efforts likely won’t go unnoticed by customers.

There are a few ways to start with mentioned for your company to save energy. Although a company could consult with experts for the same, however as they say ‘Charity begins at home,’ so shall CONSERVATION!!

Additionally, there many energy saving calculators that are available online and once you input information about your business, you can make use of the specific suggestions for saving energy — including an estimate of the up-front costs of implementing changes and how much money those changes could save you over time. (The Energy Guide, at www.energyguide.com)

  • Change all of your light bulbs to energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Install motion detectors that automatically shut off the lights in lesser-used areas of your business.
  • Turn off lights when you don’t need them.
  • Install skylights and make use of natural daylight.
  • Install power strips or other devices that effectively unplug computers, kitchen appliances, printers, and other electronics at the end of the day.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Replace old equipment with Energy Star appliances.
  • Install water efficient appliances, low-flow faucets, low-flow toilets, and high-efficiency urinals.
  • Install an energy efficient water heater.
  • Consider buying a laptop next time you need a computer upgrade (they consume far less energy than a desktop).
  • If you make deliveries or use vehicles frequently, combine trips to save on gas and consider using a Global Positioning System (GPS) system to find the shortest routes and avoid traffic.

Image Courtesy : HECO, Hawaiian Electric Company

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GAIL Signs 3.83 Lakh Crore deal to source GAS from US over 20 years

GAIL India, signs one of the largest deals ever signed by an Indian Company, entering into a $60 Billion deal with two US based companies for bringing in close to six million tonnes of liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) every year over a 20 year period starting 2016-17

GAIL is the first Asian Company to buy liquefied Natural Gas from the US at an advantage of low prices, apparently the lowest in 13 years. Mr. B.C. Tripathi said that the landed price of Natural Gas in India will be close to 12$ per million metric British thermal units (mmBtu)

This deal will equip GAIL to supply 23 million metric standard cubic meters of Gas per day beginning 2017 in the domestic market and benefit industries including, power, fertilizers and others. Apart from this GAIL has also secured 3.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG from US based Cheniere for 20 years. The second 2.3 mtps deal has been signed with Dominion energy. It is the cheapest LNG that has been sourced so far for the domestic market!

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/CorporateNews/GAIL-signs-Rs-3-83-lakh-cr-deal-to-source-gas-from-US-over-20-yrs/Article1-1120307.aspx