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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
01-March-2019 13:04 IST
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan distributes Letter of Intents to 12 successful entities for 50  Geographical Areas (GAs) under the 10th CGD Bidding Round

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today distributed the Letter of Intents (LOI) to 12 successful entities for 50 Geographical Areas (GAs) under the 10th CGD Bidding Round, recently awarded by PNGRB. Thiswill heraldnew era with respect tothe availability of convenient, environment-friendly and cheaper natural gas tomore than 70 % of the country’s population, spread across 27 States and Union Territoriesupto10th round.Over 2 crore PNG connections are envisaged to be provided by these entities, and 3,578 CNG stations will be put up in the area. The list of winning entities and the Gas are given in the Annexure.

As per provisions of the CGD Authorisation Regulations, authorization shall be granted to the successful bidders after receipt of the requisite PerformanceBankGuaranteefromtheconcernedentitieswithinspecifiedperiod of 30 days. Entity-wise details of successful bidders are given below:-

S.No

Name of Bidder

Number of Geographical Areas

1

Adani Gas Limited

2

2

Bharat Gas Resources Limited

2

3

Consortium of LNG Marketing Pte. Ltd. & Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila Inc.

9

4

Consortium of Think Gas Investments Pte. Ltd & Think Gas Distribution Pvt. Ltd.

1

5

GAIL Gas Limited

4

6

Gujarat Gas Limited

6

7

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

9

8

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

9

9

Indian Oil Adani Gas Private Limited

1

10

Indraprastha Gas Limited

3

11

Rajasthan State Gas Limited

1

12

Torrent Gas Private Limited

3

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pradhan said that Indian oil and gas market, helped by progressive and conducive policy environment, have become mature and lucrative. Two international entities have bid in the 10th round and won 10 GAs. He said that the Present Government has been able to achieve historic and unprecedented results, within the same system and resources. He said that within 5 years, the coverage of City distribution area has gone up from 20% of population to 70%. He said that there is large potential in the CGD business, as we are exploring the use of LNG in heavy commercial vehicles, use of gas in steel and other industries. The Minister said the availability of cheap, clean and convenient gas will safeguard our poor from diseases. Congratulating the PNGRB for its proactive role in bringing more areas under the CGD, and completing the process in the record time, he said that besides certain small states/ UTs, big states like Haryana, Gujarat and Punjab will now be fully covered under the CGD.

 

10th CGDBidding Round

Encouraged with the enthusiastic participation by the industry in the 9th CGD Bidding Round and recognising the need of the country to create infrastructure for distribution of natural gas in various parts of India, PNGRB initiated the 10th CGD Bidding Round on 8.11.2018 which was formally launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 22.11.2018 at VigyanBhavan, New Delhi. 10th round covered 50 Geographical Areas (GAs) spread over 14 states and 124 districts (112 full and 12 part), covering 24% of India’s population and 18% of its area.

The e-bidding process was initiated on 8th November, 2018, with last date for bid submission as 5th February, 2019. The bid evaluation for all 50 GAs has been completed in record period of 3 weeks.  After this round, 70% of India’s Population, 52% of Area, 402 districts spread over 27 states and union territories and the states of Delhi, Gujarat, Goa, Punjab, Haryana and Union Territories of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Chandigarh would be fully covered with CGD.

Why Natural Gas

Natural gas is a superior fuel as compared with coal and other liquid fuels being an environment friendly, safer and cheaper fuel.Natural Gas is supplied through pipelines just like one gets water from the tap. There is no need to store cylinders in the kitchen and thus saves space.  As per WHO database released in May 2018, India has 14 out of 15 world’s most polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 concentration.Large number of industries also consume polluting fuels like pet coke and furnace oil which emit polluting CO2. Some of the courts recently ordered for banning use of pet coke in states within their jurisdiction. 

Natural Gas (as CNG) is cheaper by 60% as compared with petrol and 45 % w.r.t. Diesel. Similarly, Natural Gas (as PNG) is cheaper by 40 % as compared with market price LPG and price of PNG almost matches with that of subsidised LPG (based on prices in Delhi). An autorickshaw owner can save Rs. 7000-8000 on his monthly fuel bill by conversion from petrol to CNG. Thus, even on cost front as well, natural gas is preferable to petrol, diesel and LPG.

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Annexure

Successful Bidder-wise list of GAs under 10thCGD Bidding Round

Entity

Geographical Area

State

 

Adani Gas Limited

Anuppur, Bilaspur and Korba Districts

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Jhansi (Except area already authorized) District, Bhind, Jalaun, Lalitpur andDatia

Districts

Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Bharat Gas Resources Limited

Chatra and Palamu Districts

Jharkhand

Sidhi and Singrauli Districts

Madhya Pradesh

Consortium of AG&P LNG

Marketing Pte Ltd. & Atlantic Gulf & Pacific

Anantapur and YSR (Kadapa) Districts

Andhra Pradesh

Sri PottiSriramulu Nellore District

Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Kolar and Vellore Districts

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Bagalkot, Koppal and Raichur Districts

Karnataka

Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Kodagu Districts

Karnataka

Kalaburagi and Vijayapura Districts

Karnataka

Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajanagar Districts

Karnataka

Uttara Kannada, Haveri and Shivamogga Districts

Karnataka

Alapuzzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram Districts

Kerala

Consortium of Think Gas DistributionPvt.

Ltd. & Think Gas Investment Pte. Ltd.

 

 

Shivpuri District

 

 

Madhya Pradesh

GAIL Gas Limited

Seraikela-Kharsawan District

Jharkhand

West Singhbhum District

Jharkhand

Raisen, Shajapur and Sehore Districts

Madhya Pradesh

Mirzapur, Chandauli and Sonbhadra Districts

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

Gujarat Gas Limited

Sirsa, Fatehabad and Mansa (Punjab) Districts

Haryana and Punjab

Ujjain (Except area already authorized) District, Dewas (Except area already authorized) District and Indore (Except

area already authorized) District

 

Madhya Pradesh

Jhabua, Banswara, Ratlam and Dungarpur Districts

Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Ferozepur, Faridkot and Sri Muktsar Sahib Districts

Punjab

Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur Districts

Punjab

Jalore and Sirohi Districts

Rajasthan

 

 

 

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Bareilly (Except area already authorized) District, Pilibhit and Rampur Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Farrukhabad, Etah and Hardoi Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Mainpuri and Kannauj Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Shahjahanpur and Budaun Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Bijnor and Nainital Districts

Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Uttar Dinajpur Districts

West Bengal

Howrah (Except Area already authorized) District and Hoogly (Except Area already

authorized) District

 

West Bengal

Nadia (Except Area already authorized) District and North 24 Parganas (Except

Area already authorized) District

 

West Bengal

South 24 Parganas (Except Area already authorized) District

West Bengal

 

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Araria, Purnia, Katihar and Kishanganj Districts

Bihar

Arwal, Jehanabad, Bhojpur and Buxar

Districts

Bihar

Khagaria, Saharsa and Madhepura Districts

Bihar

Lakhisarai, Munger and Bhagalpur Districts

Bihar

Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Saran and

Samastipur Districts

Bihar

Nawada and Koderma Districts

Bihar and Jharkhand

Sheikhpura, Jamui and Deoghar Districts

Bihar and Jharkhand

Ashoknagar District

Madhya Pradesh

Morena District

Madhya Pradesh

IndianOil-Adani Gas Private Limited

Jaunpur and Ghazipur Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Indraprastha Gas Limited

Kaithal District

Haryana

Ajmer, Pali and Rajsamand Districts

Rajasthan

Kanpur (Except area already authorized) District, Fatehpur and Hamirpur Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Rajasthan State Gas

Limited

Gwalior (Except already authorized)

District and Sheopur District

Madhya Pradesh

Torrent Gas Private Limited

Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Basti and Ambedkarnagar Districts

Uttar Pradesh

Gonda and Barabanki Districts

Uttar Pradesh