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No more heavy and clumsy cylinders for kitchens. Supply of piped gas to households and CNG (compressed natural gas) to vehicles is all set to get a fillip with the government deciding to more than double the current allocation of natural gas for residential and transport sectors.

“It has been decided that out of the first 40 million standard cubic metres gas per day (MMSCMD) to be produced from the KG-D6 block of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), 5 MMSCMD would be supplied for domestic and transport sector of city gas distribution (CGD) entities,” a petroleum ministry letter to major CGD players said. So far, it was not clear whether the 5 MMSCMD gas allocated for the two sectors would come from the first or the second phase of gas production from KG-D6 block.

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