PNGRB invites bids for City Gas Distribution (CGD) Network
Recently Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has invited bids for City Gas Distribution (CGD) network.
- The PNGRB has invited bids under “11A CGD Bidding Round” for licences to supply natural gas to households, automobiles and small industries in five states.
- Under these phases, 88% area of the country will be authorized for development of CGD network after finalization of declaration. This will provide access to natural gas to about 98% of the country’s population.
- CGD refers to the transportation or distribution of natural gas. It involves the supply of clean cooking fuel (such as natural gas (PNG) by pipe) to households and industrial and commercial units through a network of pipelines. It also supplies transport fuel (such as compressed natural gas) to vehicles.
About CGD Network:
Under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006, PNGRB allows entities to develop CGD networks (including PNG networks) in a specified geographical area of the country.
There are four different sections in the CGD sector:
CNG is primarily used as a vehicle-fuel, while PNG is used in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.
Benefits of PNG include:
Safe and assured supply, convenient to use, no wastage, no difficulty in cylinder replacement or cylinder booking etc. etc.
CGD Network in India
- Jagdishpur-Haldia-BokaroDhamra Pipeline Project.
- Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline Project.
- North-Eastern Region (NER) GasGrid.
- Kochi-Kuttanad-Bangalore-Mangalore Pipeline Project.
- Ennore-Thiruvallur-Bengaluru-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin natural gas pipeline.
Source – The Hindu