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Gas Authority of India, GAIL

History

GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated in August 1984 as a Central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG). The company was initially given the responsibility of construction, operation & maintenance of the Hazira – Vijaypur -Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline Project. It was one of the largest cross-country natural gas pipeline projects in the world. Originally this 1800 Km long pipeline was built at a cost of Rs 1700 Crores and it laid the foundation for development of  market for natural Gas in India.

16 August 1984

A Company is born

GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated in August 1984 as a Central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG). The company was initially given the responsibility of construction, operation & maintenance of the Hazira – Vijaypur -Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline Project. It was one of the largest cross-country natural gas pipeline projects in the world. Originally this 1800 Km long pipeline was built at a cost of Rs 1700 Crores and it laid the foundation for development of market for natural Gas in India.

GAIL at a glance-

Gail (India) Limited (GAIL) (formerly known as Gas Authority of India Limited) is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.

It has the following business segments: natural gas, liquid hydrocarbon, liquefied petroleum gas transmission, petrochemical, city gas distribution, exploration and production, GAILTEL and electricity generation.

GAIL was conferred with the Maharatna status on 1 Feb 2013, by the Government of India.

Only six other Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) enjoy this coveted status amongst all central CPSEs. GAIL was listed in the 131st position among India’s most trusted brands according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by the Trust Research Advisory.

HVJ Natural Gas pipeline commissioned

The HVJ pipeline contract valued at Rs 722.49 crore was signed on May 10, 1986 with the consortium led by M/s Spie Capag of France and M/s NKK and Tokyo Engineering of Japan as other members to construct the HVJ Pipeline on composite basis including design, supply, handling, transportations, erection and commissioning etc. of compressor stations, terminals, cathodic protection systems and tele-communication and tele-supervisory systems.

The pipe laying work for the Hazira – Vijaipur section was completed by middle of June, 1987 and energized by end of July 1987. The pipeline was commissioned within nine months of mobilization and 15 months from the signing of the contract.

Mission

GAIL
GAIL

To accelerate and optimize the effective and economic use of Natural Gas and its fractions for the benefit of the national economy.

Ethics

GAIL is transparent, fair and consistent in dealing with all people. Gail insist on honesty, integrity and trustworthiness in all its activities.

Safety, Health and Environment

GAIL promote highest levels of safety in our operations, health of our employees and a clean environment. GAIL strive for continuous development of the communities in which it operate.

Technology

Gail believe technology is the key to the future success of our organisation. GAIL advocate use of ‘best-in-class’ technologies.

GAIL began its city gas distribution in New Delhi in 1997 by setting up nine compressed natural gas (CNG) stations.

In 2001, GAIL commissioned the world’s longest and India’s first cross country LPG transmission pipeline running from Jamnagar in Gujarat to Loni in Uttar Pradesh. The total length of this LPG pipeline is 1415 km.

GAIL has built a network of trunk pipelines covering the length of around 11,000 km. Leveraging on the core competencies, GAIL played a key role as gas market developer in India for decades catering to major industrial sectors like power, fertilizers, and city gas distribution.

Milestone

GAIL Logo
GAIL Logo

GAIL today has reached new milestones with its strategic diversification into petrochemicals, telecom and liquid hydrocarbons besides gas infrastructure. The company has also extended its presence in power, liquefied natural gas re-gasification, city gas distribution and exploration & production through participation in equity and joint ventures. Incorporating the new-found energy into its corporate identity, Gas Authority of India was renamed GAIL (India) Limited on 22 November 2002.

GAIL (India) Limited has shown organic growth in gas transmission through the years by building large network of trunk pipelines covering length of around 10,700 kilometres (6,600 mi). Leveraging on the core competencies, GAIL played a key role as gas market developer in India for decades catering to major industrial sectors like power, fertilizers, and city gas distribution. GAIL transmits more than 160 mmscmd of gas through its dedicated pipelines and have more than 70% market share in both gas transmission and marketing.

Exploration and production

GAIL is participating in 10 exploration blocks, in Basins such as Mahanadi, Mumbai, Cambay, Assam-Arakan, Tripura Fold Belt, Gujarat Kutch, Krishna Godavari, Cauvery and Cauvery Palar. GAIL has partnership in these blocks with various companies such as ONGC, OIL, GSPC, Hardy Exploration & Production, Petrogas, JOGPL, Eni and Daewoo as Operators. Out of these 10 E&P blocks, 2 blocks are overseas (A-1 and A-3 blocks in Myanmar).

The blocks are in various stages of exploration, appraisal and development. Hydrocarbon discoveries are in place in 7 E&P blocks in blocks where GAIL is participating. The blocks with hydrocarbon discoveries are: MN-OSN-2000/2, CB-ONN-2000/1, Block A-1 and A-3 Myanmar, CY-OS/2, AA-ONN-2002/1, CB-ONN-2003/2.

Production of crude oil is in progress from Cambay Onland block (CB-ONN-2000/1) @ 1250 barrels per day. Development activities are in progress in 2 blocks in Burma (A-1 and A-3) and production of gas is expected from May 2013. Declaration of Commerciality has been approved by the Government in Mahanadi Offshore (MN-OSN-2000/2) block. In other blocks where hydrocarbon discoveries have been made, the appraisal is in progress.

GAIL is an active member of multi-organisation team (MOT) set-up for assessment of shale gas potential in Indian basins. The other representative in MOT are from DGH (Directorate General of Hydrocarbons), ONGC and Oil India Limited (OIL).

GAIL is also a member of National Gas Hydrate Programme being coordinated by DGH and is actively involved in activities related to gas hydrate exploration.

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