Gas in India: Analysing Trends & Outlook

May, 2013   |   226  Pages   |   SNP Infra Research solutions   |   Format : PDF

Indias current energy mix is presently dominated by coal and oil, however, the role of natural gas has increased steadily over the last decade, accounting for about 11 per cent of primary energy consumption. Going forward gas demand is expected to continue to be strong in the country, fuelled primarily by continued economic and population growth and hence, growing demand for power. Continued switching to natural gas by fertiliser plants will also be a key driver of demand, particularly given the high price of alternative oil based feedstock. In addition, the rapid growth in the development of city gas distribution (CGD) networks over the next few years will further drive gas demand.

Demand for natural gas is expected to increase on an annual growth rate of 14% in the XII Plan to reach 373 MMSCMD by 2016-17 from 194 MMSCMD in 2011-12. Further, as per Integrated Energy Policy estimates, it is projected that the total consumption of natural gas in India will reach beyond 600 MMSCND by 2030.

However, the demand for natural gas in the country continues to outstrip its supply, especially now, when the production from KG-D6 block has fallen. Nevertheless, given this huge increase in gas demand, significant capacity additions plans are being envisaged in the XII Plan, which are expected to offer huge investment opportunities to all the players across the oil & gas sector value chain. Moreover, Private and Joint Venture companies are expected to have a leading role during XII Plan period, with a production share of about 52% in natural gas, followed by ONGC and OIL with a share of 42% and 6%, respectively.

In this backdrop, SNP Infra Research Solutions is coming out with a comprehensive report on titled Gas Sector in India Analysing Trends and Outlook. This report contains an in-depth analysis of all the components of the sector. The key highlights of the report are:
Detailed analysis of the gas sector in the country
Key policies guiding the gas sector in India
In-depth market analysis of gas demand, supply and pricing and their trends in India
Role of Infrastructure development for meeting gas requirement and key issues impacting the sector
Detailed analysis of gas from unconventional sources such as, Coal Bed Methane and Shale Gas
Dedicated analysis on outlook of gas in India.

Overview
Global Scenario
Macroeconomic Scenario
Overall Energy Scenario
India Perspective

Regulatory and Policy Framework
Introduction
Legal Framework
Rules Governing the Natural Gas Industry
Key Downstream Regulations
New Exploration Licensing Policy
Gas Allocation Policy
Coal Bed Methane Policy
Shale gas Policy
Others

Gas Consumption
Consumption Growth Trends
Sectoral Consumption Analysis
Power
Fertilizers
Other
Conclusion

Gas Supply
Domestic Reserves and Production Scenario
Import of LNG
Imports of Gas through Cross Border Pipeline
Unconventional Sources
Gas Demand Supply Analysis

Gas Pricing
Introduction
Prevailing Price Categories
LNG Pricing
CGD and Pricing
Gas Price Pooling

Pipeline Infrastructure
Existing Pipeline Network
Cross Border and Regional Pipelines
Upcoming Pipelines

Liquified Natural Gas Scenario
Introduction
Key Trends
Import Sources
Global Supply
LNG Infrastructure and Storage
Issues & Concerns

Status of Coal Bed Methane
Introduction
Coal Bed Methane Production
Key CBM Producing Regions
Experience of CBM Bidding Rounds so far
Operators Plans and Investments
Issues & Concerns
Conclusion

Shale Gas Prospects
Introduction
Shale Gas Deposit Estimates in India
Government Development Plans
Operators Initiatives
Issues & Concerns
Outlook

City Gas Distribution Overview
Introduction
Current Regulations Impacting the Sector
Existing Network
Upcoming Network
Safety of Network
Issues & Concerns

Performance Assessment of Gas Sector During XIth plan

Outlook

Thrust Areas for XIIth Plan
Future Sectoral Gas Demand Projections
Fertilizer
Power
City Gas Distribution
Sponge Iron/ Steel or Other Industries
Petrochemicals and Refineries
Others
Supply Outlook

Company Profiles
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Reliance Industries Limited
Gas Authority of India Limited
Oil India Limited
Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
Indian Oil Corporation
Gujarat Gas Company Limited
Indraprastha Gas Limited
Mahanagar Gas Limited
Adani Gas Limited

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