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High LNG prices may impact India's climate goals, gas distribution targets

Gas consumption in India increases by an average of 7 per cent a year, estimates IEA

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LNG imports also declined last year because domestic gas production rose 22 per cent year-on-year in the April-November period

S Dinakar New Delhi
India awarded 61 areas under the 11th city gas distribution (CGD) round that will, when it is complete, extend coverage to 88 per cent of the country’s land area and 98 per cent of households. This is a remarkable achievement considering that five years ago city gas networks covered only 11 per cent of the country’s area and 19 per cent of the population.

But the timing coincides with another statistic, the irony of which is not lost on city gas companies or the government — India’s LNG imports declined for the first time since 2013. Import of the fuel declined

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First Published: Jan 20 2022 | 6:02 AM IST

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