The piped natural gas (PNG) network in Hubballi-Dharwad is progressing at a slow pace. Indian Oil Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) in 2018 had targeted to integrate 21,000 households with PNG connections by 2023, but thus far only 12,800 households have got the connections. The delay in the project had been caused due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The project could not regain the momentum even after the wave flattened in the district. Currently, pipelines that stretch to a length of 600 km have only been laid in the area and there is a need to expedite the process.