India is planning to set up a strategic gas reserve on the lines of its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) amid the global energy crisis. 

Reportedly, the government is planning to utilise existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) tunnels and exhausted oil wells. Plans are also being made to build new underground infrastructure similar to the large salt caverns for SPR.

The Centre can choose reserves close to the pipeline infrastructure so that gas can be easily transported in times of need.