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    Piped Natural Gas (PNG) is Eco-friendly fuel for Domestic Households i.e your Kitchens, Industries and Commercial Units.

    PNG is the convenient, consistent and safer source of fuel. It is supplied through pipeline and does not require the hassle for booking, handling, storing and measuring the underweight cylinder . Being lighter than air, it is safer fuel for cooking. .

    Cost and supply of energy can play a significant role in industrial operations. Industries requires a continuous and reliable natural gas supply with can have provide benefits on efficiency and economy. A broad range of industries like chemicals, Food processing, Engineering Goods, power generation, Glass industries etc are using Industrial PNG. Gas is used by these industries for application like Heating- Boiler, Thermic Fluid Heater, Furnace; Cooling- Absorbtion Chiller; Power- Gas Engine and Gas Turbine; Process- for dryers, furnace, oven etc.

    The quality of services plays significant role in the Commercial sector. This customer oriented segment of commercial sector comprises of Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals, Dairies, Bakeries, Cold Storages, Malls, Shopping Complexes, shops, educational institutes, hostels etc. Major applications of PNG in this category are in kitchens, Ovens, boilers, Geysers, refrigerators etc. Some Complexes, hosing offices, Malls use PNG for power generation and Air Conditioning also.


    Clean Energy for Households

    The household use of PNG has picked up in India especially with multiple use of natural gas in the houses. PNG can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and power generation. The concept of a single switch solution in the household sector is picking up momentum. This concept provides that a household could be a self-contained gas user to meet all its energy needs in one go.

    Government is in mission mode and has set target of one Crore Piped Natural Gas connections for households in next four years.

    Though GAIL is not directly involved in distribution of PNG to households and transport sector, GAIL CGD Joint Venture Companies / Subsidiary have provided PNG connections for around 19.6 Lakhs households. It is pertinent to note that GAIL CGD JVCs / Subsidiary are currently providing approximately 54% of the total PNG connections in India.   

    Industrial PNG

    Cost and supply of energy can play a significant role in industrial operations. Industries require a continuous and reliable natural gas supply which can provide better efficiency and economy. A broad range of industries like Chemicals, Food Processing, Engineering Goods, Power Generation, Glass Industries etc. are using Industrial PNG. Gas is used by these industries for application like Heating - Boiler, Thermic Fluid Heater, Furnace; Cooling- Absorption Chiller; Power- Gas Engine and Gas Turbine; Process- for dryers, furnace, oven etc.

    GAIL’s CGD entities are supplying PNG to over 1860 industrial units across the country.

    Commercial PNG

    In the commercial sector, PNG has been found to be very useful in applications like cooking, air conditioning and power generation. The quality of services plays a significant role in the commercial sector. This customer oriented segment comprises of Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals, Dairies, Bakeries, Cold Storages, Malls, Shopping Complexes, Shops, Educational institutes, Hostels etc. Major applications of PNG in this category are in kitchens, ovens, boilers, geysers, refrigerators etc. Some Complexes, offices, malls use PNG for power generation and Air Conditioning also.

    There is thus no hassle of handling, refilling and changing of cylinders. The uninterrupted supply of the natural gas as fuel to the commercial units helps them to provide better quality of service to its customers. When compared with other available alternative fuels like commercial LPG, PNG is cheaper. Further, GAIL’s CGD entities are supplying PNG to over 8424 commercial units.