Existing city gas players must compete post the end of market exclusivity: D K Sarraf, Chairman, PNGRB


Existing city gas players must compete post the end of market exclusivity: D K Sarraf, Chairman, PNGRB

Petroleum and Natural Gas and Regulatory Board (PNGRB), the country’s downstream regulator after concluding the mammoth 9th and 10th round of City Gas Distribution bids is now busy nurturing investors and streamlining the natural gas infrastructure and framework in the country, the regulator’s chief DK Sarraf told ETEnergyWorld in an interview. Also, Sarraf is of the opinion that it is necessary to enable competition after the end of the market exclusivity period of incumbent CGD players, Edited Excerpts…

The regulator has published a concept paper on determination of transportation rate for CGD network and for CNG. What is the larger aim and the intent of the move?

City Gas Distribution entities are given marketing exclusivity for a certain period from the date of authorisation. This means that no one other than the authorised entity can carry out the CGD business in the area for which it has been given authorisation. Read More

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