The city gas distribution (CGD) segment has witnessed a plethora of noteworthy developments in the past few years. More than 150 new geographical areas (GAs) have been awarded during last two years particularly under the ninth and tenth rounds of bidding. Further, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has taken a number of positive regulatory steps to address industry concerns. It has identified the GAs as well as the regulatory changes for the 11th CGD bidding round. PNGRB is keeping a watch on the current situation in light of Covid-19 and the bidding process for the round is expected to begin soon as the position improves.

At a recent India Infrastructure conference on Gas in India, D.K. Sarraf spoke about current CGD infrastructure, augmentation plans, key initiatives, changes due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the PNGRB’s future plans.