The current CGD network in India is spread across 45 GAs in 15 states/UTs. The sector is still dominated by some major companies that hold a majority of the share in the network. The top 5 players - GGL, IGL, AGL, MGL and CUGL - account for more than 82% of the gas distribution pipeline network.
With a pipeline network of 17,000 km plus (March 2016), and about 258 CNG stations, GGL is the largest CGD player in India catering to approximately 1,204,085 consumers..
Other major players include AGL, CUGL, GAIL Gas, Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited, Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited, Green Gas, Assam Gas Company Limited, Bhagyanagar Gas Limited and Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited.
CGD sector gets top priority in domestic gas allocation. To promote usage of CNG across the country, the government has mandated that the entire CGD requirement for domestic segment be met through domestic gas.
There are some issues and concerns that need urgent attention. Chief among these are irrational bidding by CGD entities, delays in securing multiple clearances, lack of well-defined market potential, entry barriers, deficient pipeline connectivity and uncertainty regarding domestic gas supply.
Going forward, the business potential for CGD networks in India is significant. The sector offers significant business opportunities exist for project developers, pipeline manufacturers, technology providers (control systems, etc.), consultants, regulators and meter manufacturers, etc. The policy side looks promising, as the PNGRB is planning to revamp the existing City Gas Distribution Policy, in a bid to provide a boost to the sector.
The data sources in this report is both primary and secondary. The primary data is obtained from sources such as related ministries, industry experts, private companies, Conferences organized by us for the related sector etc. The secondary sources include annual reports of companies, industry associations, paid databases, web sites, etc. The analysts and researchers combine the information from these primary and secondary sources with their industry expertise to synthesize the data presented in the report. Surveys and interviews are also conducted for this research. For the surveys, Interviews with key players and relevant people in the sector are mainly conducted. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
The report will have distinct chapters on the following topics
- Existing Networks (PNG and CNG)
- Upcoming Networks (under construction/awarded)
- Upcoming Networks (under bidding)
- Bidding Experience
- Economics and Business Viability
- Key Players
- Update on Pipeline Infrastructure
- Gas Supply Availability and Outlook
- Demand Projections (till 2024-25)
- Market Opportunities for Service/Equipment Providers