Friday, August 16, 2013

GAIL on a diversification mode; may enter fertilizer manufacturing biz

GAIL chairman BC Tripathi
IN A major diversification plan, India’s largest gas transmission and marketing company, GAIL has been evaluating opportunities to enter into fertilizer manufacturing business. This was stated by...
minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Ms Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha last week.
The minister added that GAIL is exploring the possibility of supply of Ammonia Synthesis Gas (ASG) through coal gasification for production of fertilizer in FCIL, Talcher, according to a statement issued by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.
In response to another question about the government’s plan to bring Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal within gas map of India, Smt Lakshmi informed that GAIL (India) has been authorized to lay Jagdishpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline (JHPL) and Surat-Paradip natural gas pipeline. These pipelines will pass through the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, she added.

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