GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated in August 1984 as a Central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG). The company was initially given the responsibility of construction, operation & maintenance of the Hazira – Vijaypur – Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline Project. It was one of the largest cross-country natural gas pipeline projects in the world. Originally this 1800 Km long pipeline was built at a cost of Rs 1700 Crores and it laid the foundation for development of market for natural Gas in India.
GAIL, after having started as a natural gas transmission company during the late eighties, has grown organically by building large network of Natural Gas Pipelines covering more than 10900 Km with a capacity of around 200 MMSCMD; two LPG Pipelines covering 2040 Km with a capacity of 3.8 MMTPA of LPG; seven gas processing plants for production of LPG and other Liquid Hydrocarbons, with a production capacity of 1.4 MMTPA; and a gas based integrated Petrochemical plant of 410,000 TPA polymer capacity which is further being expanded to a capacity of 900,000 TPA. The Company also has 70% equity share in Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) which is setting up a 280,000 TPA polymer plant in Assam. Further, GAIL is a co-promoter with 15.5% equity stake in ONGC Petro-additions Limited (OPaL) which is implementing a green field petrochemical complex of 1.1 MMTPA Ethylene capacity at Dahej in the state of Gujarat. GAIL has 32.86% stake along with NTPC as equal partner in JV company, RGPPL at Dabhol which is house to largest gas based power generation facility and an LNG regasification terminal operated by GAIL. In 2013, GAIL commissioned 5 MMTPA Dabhol LNG terminal and will remain its commercial operator for 25 years.
Keeping in mind the requirement of growth and consolidation as well as opportunities arising out of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) of Government of India, the company has moved into upstream of gas value chain i.e. Exploration & Production and currently has stakes in 20 E&P blocks including 2 blocks overseas (in Myanmar).
GAIL is a pioneer in City Gas Distribution (CGD) business in India, with Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) in Delhi and Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) in Mumbai being its biggest success stories. Besides IGL and MGL, GAIL has set up several JVs for CGD to supply gas to households, transport sector & commercial consumers in various cities including Hyderabad, Agartala, Kanpur, Indore, Vadodara, Lucknow, Agra and Pune. In 2008, GAIL incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, GAIL Gas Ltd (GGL) to exclusively focus on city gas distribution business. GGL has been authorized for implementation of CGD projects in four cities namely Kota, Dewas, Sonepat & Meerut in the 1st round of bidding by Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). GAIL has been a leading public enterprise with a consistently excellent financial track record.
Leveraging on its pipeline network, GAIL has built a strong Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) network of approximately 13,000 km for its own internal use and leasing of bandwidth as a carriers' carrier.
As a part of its initiative towards reducing carbon footprint and creating a path of sustainable growth, GAIL is building a portfolio of renewable businesses. The company has successfully set up wind energy power projects of 118 MW across states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
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