In the eleventh bidding round of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has won six geographical areas (GAs) for setting up city gas distribution (CGD) networks in 19 districts. The company will be investing Rs 100 billion over the next five years in setting up the CGD networks in the cities for which the licenses were secured. Prior to winning six licenses, the company had city gas licenses for 38 GAs and owns oil refineries at Mumbai, Bina in Madhya Pradesh and Kochi in Kerala. Along with its joint ventures , the CGD footprints of the company will now be covering 94 districts in 18 states, extending to 48 GAs across India. BPCL’s Strategic Aspirations 2022-27 plan envisages more than tripling the gas footprint in the next five years, with CGD bidding, being a part of the plan.