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City gas distribution: A flawed model

The CGD business model is currently based on the supply of cheap domestic gas, which is both inherently flawed and unsustainable

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Vivek Rae
City gas distribution (CGD) networks started in a small way in the northeast region in the 1960s and in Gujarat in the 1980s. GAIL established CGD entities in Mumbai in 1994 and Delhi in 1997. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) was established in 2007. Thirty-five CGD networks were in place prior to the establishment of the PNGRB and 145 networks have been authorised by the board since then. The 180 authorised CGD networks cover about 45 per cent of the districts (282) and about 50 per cent of the population. The 9th bidding round of 2018 was
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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 11:21 PM IST

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