The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has authorised approximately 33,764 Km of natural gas pipeline network across the country as of March 31, 2021. Currently, 19,998 km of natural gas pipeline (including sub-transmission pipeline & tie in connectivity pipeline) are operational and 15,369 km are under various stages of construction. The country currently consumes around 145 million standard cubic meters a day of gas.
Gas comprises about 6.2 per cent of India’s primary energy mix, far behind the global average of 24 per cent. The government plans to increase this share to 15 per cent by 2030. India’s gas demand is expected to be driven by the fertiliser, power, city gas distribution, and steel sectors. India’s energy demand is expected to grow at 4.2 per cent per year over the next 25 years.