GGP: The Future of Natural Gas in India: A Country at a Crossroads


GGP: The Future of Natural Gas in India: A Country at a Crossroads

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, together with NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industry, organized a day-long workshop on November 30, 2016, in Delhi to discuss the future of natural gas in India. CGEP drafted a brief summarizing key takeaways, observations, and questions for future research.

Key conclusions include:

As discussed previously, natural gas faces a competitive disadvantage relative to cheaper coal in the Indian energy system, at least on strictly market-based terms. Any strategy that seeks to promote gas over coal will require some form of government intervention.

Policy tools to this effect range from mandating a certain proportion of gas in the electricity sector to banning the use of coal in urban areas altogether. Read More…

 

Credit By : Natural Gas World

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