India will have to address key issues pertaining to access to natural gas pipelines and ensure a level-playing field by including natural gas into the ambit of Goods and Service Tax (GST) if it wants to unlock the country’s natural gas potential, Ajay Shah, Vice President, Shell Energy Asia told ETEnergyWorld.
“Countries like US and Europe were able to increase the use of natural gas in their overall energy mix primarily due to unbundling of natural gas marketing and transportation services. While India does have open access to its pipeline and a regulator in place the practical reality is it is difficult to access natural gas pipeline infrastructure for a variety of reasons,” Shah said in an interview.
He added that the company was a bit disappointed because natural gas was being left out of the ambit of GST. Read More
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