The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is planning to bid for natural gas in order to raise supplies for city gas units. The move will help tackle the shortage of administered gas provided to city gas distribution companies under priority sector allocation. It will also play a key role in bringing down the prices of fuels like compressed natural gas and piped natural gas. GAIL is planning to bid from deep water and difficult fields of Cairn India and Reliance Industries Limited so that the natural gas can then be sold to city gas distributors as an alternative to costly liquified natural gas.