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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.




GAIL signs MoU with SDMC to provide civic services in Bhikaiji Cama Place

New Delhi, June 17, 2015: Lending support to the Government’s efforts to promote cleanliness through the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, GAIL (India) Limited, the country’s premier natural gas company, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to voluntarily provide civic services such as sweeping, cleaning and upkeep in Bhikaiji Cama Place where the GAIL Corporate Office is located.

The MoU was signed by Shri C. Uday Kumar, Dy. Commissioner, SDMC and Shri Amit Ray, Executive Director (HR & HRD), GAIL in the presence of senior officials of SDMC and GAIL.

As per the MoU, GAIL will be responsible for the civic services in about 14,000 sq.m. in Bhikaiji Cama Place in south Delhi, including sweeping, cleaning, upkeep of footpaths, lanes and streets in the area. It would also deploy Safai Karmacharis for sweeping work and place bins for collection and transport of garbage, silt, etc. to nearby designated dhalao by SDMC.

GAIL employees have been regularly participating in cleanliness drives across the country for atleast two hours every week since the commencement of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ last year.


Shri C. Uday Kumar, Dy. Commissioner, SDMC (on the left) and Shri Amit Ray, Executive Director (HR & HRD), GAIL after signing of the MoU


Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum Minister Inaugurates Construction Office in Patna

Ushers in commencement of first phase of Project work for Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline

Patna, May 25, 2015: As a first step to usher in commencement of project work on the first phase of Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas inaugurated the project office in Patna today in presence of Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Shri B C Tripathi, Director (Projects) Dr Ashutosh Karnatak. Also gracing the occasion were Shri Arun Kumar Sinha, Hon’ble MLA, Shri Suraj Nandan Kushwaha, Hon’ble MLC, Shri Nitin Navin, Hon’ble MLA, Shri Lal Babu Prasad, Hon’ble MLC, Shri Sanjay Mayukh, Hon’ble MLC, Shri Satyendra Narayan Kushwaha, Hon’ble MLC, Ms. Usha Vidyarthi, Hon’ble MLA, Shri Chitranjan Kumar, Hon’ble MLA, senior officials of GAIL among others.

Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline has been heralded onto the national agenda as part of Government of India’s vision of doubling the Natural Gas Pipeline network to over 30,000 km in next 5 years. Aptly termed, “Urja Ganga” for Eastern India, this pipeline paves way for maiden entry of natural gas supplies into Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The Construction office will serve as a nodal centre to facilitate the company’s construction activities for Jagdishpur- Haldia Pipeline.

 The Jagdishpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline will serve as the ‘Energy Highway’ to carry the environment-friendly fuel to four states i.e. Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Presently, GAIL is taking up the first phase of this Pipeline which involves laying of approximately 750 km of Pipeline at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 3957 crore. The capacity of Phase-I Pipeline is 7.4 MMSCMD and that of entire Jagdishpur – Haldia Pipeline will be 16 MMSCMD.

 While supplying gas to anchor load customers like Gorakhpur & Barauni Fertilizer Plants and Barauni Refinery, the first phase of the Pipeline will also cater to domestic needs through CGD development in cities like Varanasi and Patna when the authorizations for the same are accorded by Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). 413 km of pipeline will be laid in Bihar covering 9 districts (Kaimur, Rohtas, Aurangabad, Gaya, Nalanda, Patna, Sheikhpura, Lakhisarai and Begusarai) in first phase and additional 200 km of Pipeline covering four more districts (Chappra, Siwan, Gopalganj and West Champaran) will be laid in subsequent phases.

 Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said “It is the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that development of Eastern India is must for the overall development of the country. The Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline is a crucial infrastructure project that can make available clean and green fuel to propel the development of the states across Eastern India. The Construction office which we have inaugurated today gives me an immense sense of confidence that finally we are off the blocks on the much awaited project.”

 GAIL (India) Limited is India’s No. 1 Integrated Natural Gas company with a market share of over 75% in natural gas transmission. Apart from being a leader in India GAIL is also ranked as No. 1 amongst Gas utility companies in Asia. With over 11,000 Kms of Natural gas network, GAIL supplies India’s fuel requirements across sectors like Power, Fertilizer, Industrial, Automotive and even Household consumers. Apart from natural gas transmission, distribution and processing, the Company has diversified business interests in Petrochemicals, LPG transmission, City gas projects and Exploration and Production activities. The company is committed to expand its current network to 15,000 km within 5 years.

Hon’ble Minister inaugurates the project office

Hon’ble Minister inaugurates the project office in presence of Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Shri B C Tripathi and others

Hon'ble minister addressing the gathering with an inspirational speech

Hon’ble minister addressing the gathering with an inspirational speech


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Together we stand at this tragic hour: Operational incident on Vizag-Secunderabad LPG Pipeline

During a routine maintenance check of our Vizag-Secunderabad LPG Pipeline at Suryapet (approx. 140 km from Hyderabad), Telangana, an unforeseen and devastating incident occurred on 4th April, 2015. We lost two very precious lives during a normal pipeline pigging and cleaning operation. Three of our engineers were injured and were rushed to Hyderabad for treatment. The best medical facilities and treatment is underway and we wish them a smooth recovery.

The operations were being carried out by TDW India, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of TDW, USA. Fortunately no fire or explosion occurred ensuring no damage to nearby villages or public property. Our heart felt condolences go out to the families who lost their loved ones.


GAIL and RSPCL sign MoU

Rajasthan and GAIL (India) Ltd. have worked together to bring natural gas to the people of Rajasthan. In this pursuit Rajasthan State Petroleum Corporation (A subsidiary of Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited) & GAIL GAS Limited (A subsidiary of GAIL India Ltd.)  came together to form RSPCL-GAIL GAS Ltd.

RSPCL-GAIL GAS Ltd. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rajasthan Industrial and Investment Corporation Limited  at Jaipur to expand the Natural Gas downstream distribution network in the state of Rajasthan. 

Recently Govt. of Rajasthan published the first advertisement  declaring Rajasthan State Gas Limited as a nodal player for setting retail gas infrastructure.

Instagram and the digital age

We have from the time of our inception, been involved in adopting the latest in the digital landscape, and it continues with our albeit new presence on Instagram and Vine. With this, we are one of the only PSU’s & Indian energy sector firms to use these platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Vine for more! ​


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GAIL listed on the Carbon Disclosure Program

Last year we took a part in the Carbon disclosure program, which is a non profit organisation looking to to mitigate risks in climate change and by keeping helping investors take informed decisions.

The CDP (Carbon disclosure project) is an amalgamation of data collected from the top companies around the world where they collect different data on companies and giving them a score based on the CDLI (Carbon disclosure leadership index).

A few examples of the data included is; the disclosure of Co2 emissions created, steps taken to mitigate/reduce co2 emissions and other standard measures. Using this Data an index. investors get a clear picture on how different companies view climate change and what they are doing about it.

Our current score (86) reflects our commitment to: Transparency, accounability and climate change, we are leading the way forward in tackling climate change in India today.

Sustainable Infrastructure for Natural Gas

A study by IHS Energy shows that India was the fourth largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2013. (Japan, South Korea and China – in that order – were the largest.)

India’s infrastructure for transport of natural gas to meet the domestic demand has never been adequate. The present pipeline is not enough to keep pace with the supply surge through increased domestic production, LNG imports and gas imports.

LNG imports are expected to account for much of the gas supply; its increase will depend on the pace of expansion in regasification terminal capacities and pipeline infrastructure connecting gas to markets.

Source: Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

The geographical distribution of existing pipelines continues to remain uneven as states closer to gas sources devour the benefits of higher utilisation and local development of the market. Of the 12,144 km of gas pipelines in India, around 60% is concentrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Region % of gas pipeline network % of consumption States with favorable infrastructure States lacking pipeline infrastructure
Western 40 53 Gujarat, Maharashtra Goa
Northern 20 26 Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand
Central 13 3 Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Southern 16 14 Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Kerala, Karnataka
Eastern NIL NIL NIL Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha
North Eastern 10 4 Assam, Tripura Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

Though the government has promised to expand the pipeline network by 15,000 km to complete the grid, the situation is not encouraging. Only 17% of the targeted 15,918 km in the 12th Five Year plan (2012-17) is complete; another 4,000 km is a work in progress. Projects related to 6,200 km of pipelines are in various stages of bidding, while the fate of the final 3,700 km is unclear.

It’s likely, then, that supplies will improve by 2017 via LNG terminals and domestic sources but India won’t have the infrastructure to transport gas to its eastern and central regions.

A major hurdle is the tariff structure. The uneven development of pipeline infrastructure is the result of different tariffs to transport the same amount of gas across the same distance in different parts of the country. Manish Aggarwal, partner and head of energy and natural resources at KPMG India, told “Many delays are due to issues with local clearances, project coordination and centre-state conflicts because of the project’s impact on farmers.”

Ideally, for a slowly evolving market like India, a uniform pipeline tariff – also known as ‘postalised tariff’ – for all customers, irrespective of their distance from the gas field, is prudent. This may have a further positive impact through greater investment in deep-water projects for domestic gas exploration and increased competition for LNG imports.

Natural Gas: Demand-supply dynamics in India

India’s natural gas sector is on the threshold of rapid growth backed by increasing demand, greater exploration efforts under the New Exploration Licensing Policy, the commissioning of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals on the western coast, upcoming LNG terminals and the government’s initiatives on a nation-wide natural gas pipeline grid.

On the supply side, additional Regasified LNG (RLNG) terminals, a transmission pipeline network and transnational pipelines would help to meet demand and achieve a higher share of natural gas in the overall installed capacity of energy – from 9% in 2014 to 20% by 2030.

Yet, greater supply will not be able to catch up with the incremental demand, resulting in a shortfall. This shortfall will reduce by 2017-18 due to more LNG imports. However, this deficit is projected to steadily increase again till 2030.

Figures in million metric standard cubic meter per day (MMSCMD). Source: Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

Energy availability is the key to economic growth and India is on the cusp of an energy crisis fuelled by the poor availability of coal to fire thermal plants. At present, a little over half of India’s energy needs are met by coal-fired plants. India has lost more than 15 billion units of electricity due to non-availability of coal in the past two fiscal years.

In such a scenario, switching to natural gas to generate power is a prudent choice. Factors such as higher availability, development of transmission and distribution infrastructure, cost savings and its eco-friendly characteristics are propelling its use.

By volume, the power sector accounts for 28% of natural gas consumption in India. In the future, the increased substitution of oil by natural gas is set to alter the primary energy mix; the share of natural gas in the mix is expected to increase to 20% by 2030. A study by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board projected that gas-based power generation would contribute 36% to 47% of the increased demand for natural gas till 2029-2030.

The demand for natural gas persists as it has become easier for users in the power, fertiliser and city gas distribution to switch to gas. Collectively, they accounted for 70% of the natural gas consumption in 2013. A higher emphasis on food security coupled with the increasing price of urea is likely to increase the fertiliser sectors’ dependency on natural gas.

Power sector gas demand
Year Demand (in MMSCMD)
2016-17 158.88
2020-21 218.88
2025-26 293.88
2029-30 353.88
Source: Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

In the absence of any major domestic discovery, additional capacity is likely to be filled through RLNG or transitional pipelines. The government should promote environmental conservation through policy support and favourable pricing. At the launch of McKinsey & Company’s report ‘India: Towards Energy Independence 2030’ in early 2014, Paul Sheng, the consultancy’s Hong Kong director, was quoted in Economic Times as saying: “India can reduce its import dependence by 15%-20% by 2030. It will have to introduce appropriate policies to explore domestic resources and offer a viable market to investors.”

‘Vision 2030 – Natural Gas Infrastructure in India’ by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board,