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BioBiza division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian bio-based sectors.


This blog post uses the terms bio-CNG and renewable natural gas (RNG) interchangeably.

Bio-CNG or bio-compressed natural gas, also known as sustainable natural gas or biomethane, is a biogas which has been upgraded to a quality similar to fossil natural gas and having a methane concentration of 90% or greater. As the gas is derived from natural and renewable sources, it is also termed renewable natural gas (RNG).

Introduction

Bio-CNG or RNG is expected to be a potential replacement for conventional natural gas (CNG and PNG) in India. With this scenario, while one would expect the natural gas market and its infrastructure to be a potent competitor for the emerging RNG market, industry experts say that RNG could also be promoted by leading natural gas industry players themselves owing to increasing trend towards greener fuels and regulatory measures to reduce carbon emissions.

Thus for early movers, it would be beneficial to have an understanding of these major players for business partnerships. 

This blog post provides details on key players in the CNG and PNG market with their supply capacity/revenue.

Key players in the natural gas market

1. Bhagyanagar Gas Ltd

Bhagyanagar Gas Limited, a joint venture of GAIL (India) Limited, and HPCL, was incorporated in August 2003 as a City Gas Distribution company for distribution and marketing of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and distribution of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Sectors in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The first commercial launch of CNG kicked off on 22nd August 2005 at Vijayawada.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • CNG: 29,505 metric tons
  • PNG: 13,600 metric tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 188 crores

Business areas: Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kakinada

Website: http://www.bglgas.com/index.html

2. Godavari Gas Pvt. Ltd

The Consortium of Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has been authorized by PNGRB  to lay, build, operate or expand City Gas Distribution Networks under 5th Round of Bidding for Geographical areas of East and West Godavari Districts vide letters dated: 14th Aug 2015.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • CNG: 598 metric tons
  • PNG: 800 metric tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 5.5 crores

Business areas: East and West Godavari

Website: http://www.godavarigas.in/

3. Indian Oil-Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.

IndianOil-Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd. (IOAGPL) is a joint venture company of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC) – a Maharatna Company of Government of India and Adani Gas Ltd. (AGL), a leading city gas distribution company and part of Adani Group – a diversified business Group in private sector engaged in infrastructure development.

IOAGPL has been formed to implement City Gas Distribution projects across the country for distribution of environment friendly fuel (Natural Gas) through network of underground pipelines.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Natural gas: 40,800 metric tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 149 crores

Business areas: Ernakulam (Kerala), Chandigarh (UT), Prayagraj (UP), Daman (UT), Udhamsingh Nagar (Uttarakhand), Dharwad- Hubli (Karnataka), Panipat (Haryana), South Goa (Goa), Bulandshahr (UP). Gaya & Nalanda (Bihar), Panchkula (Haryana), Kozhikode & Wayanad (Kerala), Malappuram (Kerala), Kannur-Kasaragodu-Mahé (Kerala), Palakkad-Thrissur (Kerala), Bulandshahr-Aligarh (UP), Prayagraj- Bhadohi -Kausambi (UP), Burdwan (West Bengal) and Jaunpur (UP).

Website: https://ioagpl.com/

4. Indraprastha Gas Ltd 

Incorporated in 1998, IGL took over Delhi City Gas Distribution Project in 1999 from GAIL (India) Limited (Formerly Gas Authority of India Limited).

The project was started to lay the network for the distribution of natural gas in the National Capital Territory of Delhi to consumers in the domestic, transport, and commercial sectors. With the backing of strong promoters – GAIL (India) Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) – IGL plans to provide natural gas in the entire capital region.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • CNG: 1 million tons
  • PNG: 0.4 million tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 6337 crores

Business areas: Delhi and NCR

Website: https://www.iglonline.net/english/Default.aspx

5. Gujarat Gas Ltd

Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL), is India’s largest City Gas Distribution player with its presence spread across 23 Districts in the State of Gujarat, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Thane Geographical Area (GA) (excluding already authorised areas) which includes Palghar District of Maharashtra. In 10th CGD bidding round announced by PNGRB the company has won 6 GAs comprising of 17 cities in the state of Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, making GGL a pan India Company.

The company has India’s largest customer base in Residential, Commercial and Industrial segments.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Revenue: Rs. 7962 crores

Business areas: 23 Districts in the State of Gujarat, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Thane Geographical Area

Website: https://www.gujaratgas.com/

6. Adani Gas Ltd

Adani Gas is developing City Gas Distribution (CGD) Networks to supply the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to the Industrial, Commercial, Domestic (residential) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transport sector. 

The company has already set up city gas distribution networks in Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat, Faridabad in Haryana and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the development of Allahabad, Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Panipat, Daman, Dharwad, and Udhamsingh Nagar gas distribution is awarded to consortium of Adani Gas Ltd and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • CNG: 0.2 million tons
  • PNG: 0.2 million tons
  • Revenue: 1800 crores

Business areas: Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat, Faridabad in Haryana and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh

Website: https://www.adanigas.com/

 7. Vadodara Gas Ltd

 Vadodara Gas Limited (VGL), a joint Venture Company (JVC) of GAIL Gas Limited and Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan (VMSS) was incorporated on 13th September, 2013 for city Gas Distribution in the city of Vadodara and its adjoining areas.

Vadodara Gas Limited operates nine CNG stations in Vadodara and dispensing more than 65,000 kg/day CNG, catering to the consumers of automobile sector comprising Buses, Cars and Auto-rickshaws. The CNG network in the City of Vadodara includes 3- Mother Stations, 1- On-line Station and 4- Daughter Booster Stations.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  •  Revenue: Rs. 154 crores

Business areas: Vadodara and its adjoining areas

Website: https://vgl.co.in/

8. GAIL Gas Ltd

GAIL Gas Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Maharatna GAIL (India) Limited and was incorporated in May 2008 for the smooth implementation of City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects. GAIL Gas Limited is a limited company under the Companies Act, 1956.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • CNG: 69 thousand tons
  • PNG: 0.4 million tons

Business areas: Dewas (Madhya Pradesh); Sonipat (Haryana); Meerut (Uttar Pradesh); Taj Trapezium Zone (Uttar Pradesh); Bengaluru (Karnataka); Dehradun District (Uttarakhand); Puri-Ganjam-Nayagarh District (Odisha); Sundergarh-Jharsuguda District (Odisha); Dakshin Kannada (Karnataka); Giridih-Dhanbad District (Jharkhand); Seraikela-Kharsawan District (Jharkhand); West Singhbhum District (Jharkhand); Raisen-Shajapur-Sehore District (Madhya Pradesh) and Mirzapur-Chandauli-Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh)

Website: https://gailgas.com/corporate/#/home

9. Aavantika Gas Ltd

Aavantika Gas Limited is a joint venture of GAIL (India) Limited & HPCL meant for City Gas Distribution in Madhya Pradesh. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has recognized AGL to carry out the CGD projects at Indore, Gwalior and Ujjain.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Revenue: Rs. 203 crores

Business areas: Indore, Gwalior and Ujjain

Website: http://www.aglonline.net/index.php

10. Mahanagar Gas Ltd

Mahanagar Gas Limited, (MGL) a leading natural gas distribution company was incorporated on 8th May 1995. GAIL (India) Limited (Maharatna Company of Govt. of India) is the promoter of MGL.

MGL has all the resources and competencies required from concept to commissioning of gas distribution networks available in-house. The entire business in MGL has been integrated through ERP-SAP system. MGL has got a track record of almost 100% reliability in its gas supply. 

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Natural gas: 0.8 million tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 3057 crores

Business areas: Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayander, Navi Mumbai and surrounding regions

Website: https://www.mahanagargas.com/

11. Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd

Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited, MNGL is a company incorporated in January 2006 to meet the City Gas distribution needs of various districts in Maharashtra. MNGL has got the PNGRB authorization for city gas distribution in Pune & Pimpri-Chinchwad city including adjoining areas of Hinjewadi, Chakan & Talegaon and subsequently will move on to other districts of Maharashtra depending on economic feasibility.

MNGL is a joint venture Company of two navratna PSUs viz. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and GAIL (India) Limited, (GAIL) with the mission to supply clean and green (eco-friendly) fuel.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Natural gas: 0.2 million tons

Business areas: Pune & Pimpri-Chinchwad city including adjoining areas of Hinjewadi, Chakan & Talegaon

Website: https://www.mngl.in/

12. Rajasthan State Gas Limited

Rajasthan State Gas Limited (RSGL), a Joint Venture Company of Rajasthan State Petroleum Corporation Limited, RSPCL (a subsidiary of Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited, RSMM) and GAIL Gas Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Government of India, Maharatna PSU, GAIL (India) Limited) was incorporated on 20th September 2013 as RSPCL-GAIL Gas Limited (the name was later changed to RSGL) as a nodal Agency for development of retail gas infrastructure in the state of Rajasthan for ensuring availability of Clean, Safe and Green Fuel to meet the demand of Industrial, Commercial, automotive and domestic customers. Company has authorized share capital of Rs. 200 Crores and has business plans to create CNG Highway corridors in the state of Rajasthan.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Revenue: Rs. 27 crores (2017-18)

Business areas: Alwar and Jaipur

Website: https://rsgl.rajasthan.gov.in/index.aspx

13. Green Gas Ltd

Green Gas Ltd., a joint venture company of GAIL and IOCL was incorporated on May 11, 2005, for supplying city gas and CNG in Agra and Lucknow. Currently, GGL is authorized by Central Government to lay, build, operate or expand city gas distribution projects in Lucknow, Agra cities and Taj Trapezium zones.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Revenue: Rs. 355 crores

Business areas: Lucknow, Agra cities, Taj Trapezium zones

Website: https://www.gglonline.net/

14. Central U.P. Gas Ltd

CUGL (Central UP Gas Limited), a joint venture between India’s two Navratna companies, GAIL (India) Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited came into existence on 25th February, 2005. CUGL was constituted for developing City Gas Distribution project in Kanpur.

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)

  • Natural gas: 70 thousand tons
  • Revenue: Rs. 328 crores

Business areas: Kanpur

Website: https://cugl.co.in/

15. Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd.

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited is a Coalbed methane production company, which is located in Asansol district of West Bengal. With two CBM blocks, one in Raniganj at West Bengal and the other one in Mannargudi at Tamil Nadu, it has played an important role in providing methane gas. The company has CNG supply agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Supply capacity / revenue (2018-19)
  • Revenue: Rs. 284 crores

Business areas: Raniganj, Mannargudi

Website: https://www.geecl.com/index.php

Other companies in the CNG and PNG market include

Company Business areas Website
Haridwar Natural Gas Pvt Ltd Haridwar http://www.hngpl.in/ 
Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd. Tumkur, Krishna, Belgaum districts http://www.meghagas.com/  
Siti Energy Ltd (Torrent Gas) Moradabad http://moradabad.torrentgas.com/ 
Tripura Natural Gas Co. Ltd Agartala http://tngclonline.com/ 
Sanwariya Gas Ltd Mathura https://www.sanwariyagas.com/ 
Charotar Gas Sahakari Mandali Ltd Anand and Ahmedabad https://www.charotargas.com/index.php 
IRM Energy Ltd Banaskantha, Gujarat and Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab https://www.irmenergy.com/ 
Haryana City Gas Distribution Ltd Gurgaon & Jhajjar, Haryana and Neemrana & Bhiwadi, Rajasthan http://haryanacitygas.com/ 
Sabarmati Gas Ltd Gandhinagar, Mehsana and Sabarkantha http://www.sabarmatigas.in/ 
Unison Enviro Private Limited Ratnagiri district, Chitradurga & Davanagere districts and Latur & Osmanabad districts. http://unisonenviro.com/index.php

 


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