network is being operated by more than one player viz. GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL), Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) and Gujarat Gas Company Limited (GGCL). GAIL primarily serves consumers who have been allocated natural gas by Gujarat currently has the most developed pipeline network in the country and is the only state in the country where the gas pipeline network is being operated by more than one player viz. GAIL (India) Limited (GAIL), Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) and Gujarat Gas Company Limited (GGCL).
GAIL primarily serves consumers who have been allocated natural gas by MoP&NG and its pipeline network can be divided into three sections:
South Gujarat Network –GAIL obtains gas from the ONGC operated Gandhar tank farm for its South Gujarat network. The network contains a gas processing complex at Gandhar, five terminals and pipelines with sizes ranging from 4” to 26” with a combined length of around 350 Kms. The network services around 40 consumers between Surat and Vadodara region with a combined allocation of around 10.5 MMSCMD.
- North Gujarat Network – The network obtains gas from ONGC gas fields in the North Gujarat region and serves customers in and around Ahmedabad. The network is much smaller than the South Gujarat network and has a combined pipeline length of 175 Kms. The network supplies gas to around 30 consumers with a combined allocation of 2.2 MMSCMD.
- Ex-Hazira – GAIL provides gas to some consumers in Hazira, directly from ONGC’s GPC at Hazira, the landfall point for ONGC gas from the western offshore fields, through dedicated spur lines. All these consumers are within 5 km distance from the Hazira GPC and have a combined allocation of around 11 MMSCMD.
- GAIL has several customers connected on HVJ Pipeline, DVPL Pipeline and DUPL Pipeline.
GSPL has been promoted as the nodal agency by the Government of Gujarat to set up gas grid in Gujarat operating on common carriage basis. GSPL is going to set pipeline network of around 3000 km in Gujarat. It currently operates 1550 KM and 350 KM under construction/development pipeline network serving consumers in the Hazira, Vapi, Halol, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Morbi, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Himmatnagar & Kutch regions. The pipeline obtains gas from the GSPC/NIKO owned onshore gas fields in Hazira. The network also obtains gas from Cairn at Mora from its Suvali gas complex through a 24”, 7 km pipeline, as well as Petronet LNG terminal and Hazira LNG Terminal and domestic gas fields such as PMT and ONGC Olpad. GSPL pipeline network is connected to East West Pipeline of RGTIL to transport gas from KG D6 field in Andhra Pradesh to Gujarat at Attapardi (Vapi) and Bhadbhutt (Bharuch). The network map of GSPL is given below:
Exhibit: Network Map of GSPL
GGCL is a gas transmission and distribution company operating in the industrial hub of South Gujarat. It distributes gas to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers in Ankleshwar, Surat and Bharuch. GGCL has a total pipeline length of about 2,700 km and services 2.30 lakh customers. GGCL is obtaining gas from GAIL, GSPC as well as Cairn Energy. GGCL also operates two trunk pipelines viz. Hazira-Surat and Hazira-Ankleshwar. The former is a 15 km pipeline carrying natural gas from gas fields in the Cambay basin to the distribution network in Surat. The latter is a 73 km trunk pipeline running from Hazira to Ankleshwar. GGCL has also extended the network to Jhagadia. The potential for growth derives from the ever-increasing energy demand-supply gap in this economically vibrant area. GSPC Gas is a distribution arm of GSPC with more than 64 CNG Stations and 0.92 Lacs domestic and industrial customers across Gujarat. GSPC Gas envisages to connect 2 Lacs customers very soon and it currently sells approximately 2.3 MMSCMD gas to several customers located in 14 Districts of Gujarat. Adani Energy Limited, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gas Limited Gandhinagar, HPCL, Ahmedabad, GAIL (VMC), Vadodara, and Charotar Gas Sahakari Mandali Limited are other distribution companies.