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India wants GAIL to focus on building gas pipelines: minister

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India wants state-run utility GAIL (India) Ltd to focus on laying gas pipelines, the oil minister said on Tuesday after reports about government plans to spin off its marketing operations.Splitting GAIL has been considered before, following the government's move to allow private players to enter the gas industry in the past decade."We want GAIL to focus on laying gas pipelines," Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters when asked about plans to split the gas utility."Our priority, and expectation from GAIL is to focus on building pipelines mainly in eastern India. ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:26 IST