IOC to invest Rs 7,000 cr in city gas after it secures 33% market areas

Elvera Bartels

Indian Oil Company (IOC), the nation’s major oil business, on Sunday stated it will commit about Rs 7,000 crore in environment up metropolis gas distribution networks in the towns for which it has secured a licence in the most recent bidding round.

IOC secured 33 per cent of the desire possible that was up for grabs in the a short while ago concluded 11th round of CGD bidding, cornering towns from Jammu to Madurai to Haldia, the business stated.

Of the 61 geographical regions or Gas that received bids in the 11th round metropolis gas distribution (CGD) bidding, IOC bought 9 licenses to retail CNG to vehicles and piped cooking gas to homes. Nevertheless the Gas it received ended up less than Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd’s fifteen licences and Adani Full Gas Ltd’s fourteen, in the conditions of desire possible it bought the most.

“The closest competing bidder was remaining with less than twenty per cent of the desire possible in the bidding round in which IOC bagged 9 out of the fifteen substantial possible Gas,” the business stated in a assertion.

“With this sizeable win in the 11th bidding round, IOC and its associates would assistance virtually 28 per cent of the mixed CGD possible in the 3 rounds of bidding till now, which is much ahead of the up coming key player.”

The Petroleum and All-natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) final week opened the bids and decided on preliminary winners.

IOC’s acquired Gas consist of key districts like Jammu, Pathankot, Sikar, Jalgaon, Guntur (Amravati), Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Dharmapuri and Haldia (East Midnapore).

These districts have substantial desire clients throughout the business-professional-domestic spectrum for PNG (Piped All-natural Gas) and CNG (Compressed All-natural Gas).

“IndianOil plans to commit about Rs 7,000 Crore in these new CGD Initiatives, about and higher than the Rs twenty,000 crore now planned for its CGD Vertical,” the assertion stated.

Talking on the event, IOC Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya stated the business has a proud legacy of normally aligning its advancement agenda with nationwide priorities.

“And our concerted endeavours to extend the gas company throughout the length and breadth of the region displays our determination to realise the Government’s vision of elevating the share of pure gas to fifteen per cent,” he stated.

“Gas will enjoy a significant purpose in India’s march in the direction of a small carbon future as aspect of its Panchamrit pledge throughout COP-26 summit to minimize overall carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now till 2030.”



Reflecting on the most recent developments, Vaidya stated IOC’s “intelligently aggressive” solution in the most recent CGD bidding procedure has been equipped to protected 9 substantial current market possible Gas that protect 26 districts unfold throughout the region.

“And with this, IOC is poised to emerge as a dominant player in the Indian CGD current market.”

After the 11th Spherical of CGD bidding, IOC together with its two joint undertaking firms is now existing in forty nine Gas and 105 districts unfold throughout 21 states and UTs, generating it one of the most significant CGD players in the region.

On a standalone basis, IOC will now have a existence in 26 Gas and 68 Districts unfold throughout 11 states and UT masking almost twenty per cent of the overall CGD current market possible in Gas announced a short while ago in 3 bidding rounds.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Typical staff members the relaxation of the information is car-produced from a syndicated feed.)

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