Domestic natural gas production increased by 19.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY) to 2,740 million standard cubic metre (mscm) in May 2021, mainly due to higher production from Reliance Industries and BP’s ultra-deep-water field in the KG-D6 Block of the Krishna Godavari basin on the east coast. The output had fallen by 8.1 per cent YoY to 28,670.6 mscm in financial year 2020-21.

Total consumption of natural gas in May 2021 stood at 5,247 mscm, registering an increase of 4.3 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. Meanwhile, the 2,587 mscm of liquefied natural gas imported during the month was 9.2 per cent more than the import volumes of May 2020.