Amid talk of spinning off gas marketing business of GAIL India Ltd into a separate company, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the state-run firm should focus on building natural gas pipelines as marketing can be done by “anyone”.
Refusing to confirm or deny reports of government mulling splitting GAIL into two, he said creating infrastructure to take environment friendly natural gas to uncovered parts, particularly eastern India, is a priority for the government.
Incorporated in August 1984 by spinning off gas business of ONGC, GAIL (India) Ltd owns and operates about 11,000-km of natural gas pipelines in the country. It sells around 60 per cent of natural gas in the country. Read More…
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