RIL to start gas supply from KG-D6 in April

RIL to start gas supply from KG-D6 in AprilReliance Industries is likely to start supply of natural gas from KG-D6 basin from April this year, helping the country to reduce its gas import bill and satisfying its energy needs. The gas obtained from RIL would be used for household needs and transport sector, supplying gas through pipelines first time in the country.

Union Petroleum Minister, Murli Deora said, "It has been decided to supply the first 40 million standard cubic meters per day of gas to meet the shortfall of exiting gas-based urea plants, LPG plants and power plants."

Gas-based urea plans, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plants and power firms are to be provided with an initial 40 million standard cubic meters of gas from Reliance's D-6 field. Petrochemical plants, refineries and steel units would get gas supply when production rises beyond 40 mmscmd from the gas fields.

Mr. Deora further said, "The decision would go a long way to increase the supply of fertilisers in the country, bring down fertilizer subsidy, increase production of power and LPG, reduce dependence on petroleum products and improve environmental standards."

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