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Demand and Supply of Natural Gas 

The supply of natural gas in the country along with the quantum of LNG imported during the last three years and the current year is as follows:

(MMSCM)

Natural Gas 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18) 2018-19 (P)

(April-Oct 2018)

 

Net availability of domestic gas

 

31129 30848 31731 18586
LNG import

 

21388 24686 26328 16468
Total consumption

 

52517 55534 58059 35054

 

The quantum of crude oil imported during the last three years and current year is as under:

(in MMT)

Crude oil 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 (P)

(April-Nov 2018)

  202.9 213.9 220.4 151.0

 

 

Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) is imported under open general license on the terms and conditions mutually agreed upon between the buyers and sellers. Based on techno-commercial contracts, the companies procure LNG / crude from countries across the world.  Indian refineries import crude oil from diverse sources depending on technical and commercial consideration.  Indian Public Sector refineries are diversifying their crude sources to strengthen India’s energy security.

The Government had approved a scheme for Gas Pooling in fertilizers sector on 31.03.2015.  The scheme seeks to establish a mechanism for pooling the price of domestic gas and RLNG for offering a uniform gas price to all the customers in Fertilizers sector.  The Government had also approved a Power Sector Development Fund (PSDF) in connection with supply of RLNG to gas based plants selected through the reverse e-bidding process. The scheme concluded on 31.03.2017.Domestic gas is being allocated to all sectors as per Gas Utilization Policy of the Government.  The domestic gas is first allocated to the priority sector such CGD sector for PNG (Domestic) and CNG (Transport), Fertilizer, Power, LPG etc.

Any demand over and above domestic gas (including for SME Sector) may be met through imported R-LNG which is imported under open general license on mutually agreed terms.  The details of domestic gas production in the country, average production of KG-D-6 and Domestic Gas supply to Power sector and Fertilizers sector are as under:

(MMSCMD)

Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Domestic gas production 97.00 90.99 88.12 87.39 89.45
Average gas production of KG-D6 13.54 11.91 10.33 7.45 5.5
Domestic gas supply to Power Sector 27.26 25.33 22.87 25.00 25.71
Domestic gas supply to Fertilizers Sector 30.30 26.70 26.51 21.52 18.83
Domestic gas supply to industries including SME 15.21 12.74 9.63 10.90 13.84

 

This information was given by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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