The oil ministry plans to squeeze some gas from non-priority consumers for the power units, which will be enough to generate 240-480 mw electricity immediately.
Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH), has said there are technical problems in the suggestion that Reliance Industries should not be allowed to raise natural gas prices.
The project, which is being implemented byISPRL, will be set up in Bikaner, Rajkot, Chandikhol and Padur.
BP has termed the relinquishment of blocks as a routine "portfolio management" exercise, but industry experts say this is not a good sign for the country.
Moily has told the RS on Tuesday that IGL would provide piped natural gas or PNG connections to all feasible areas in New Delhi.
Oil ministry officials say the problem arose after gas output from the KG-D6 block started declining after touching a peak of 62 mmscmd in 2010.
Oil firms pay no customs duty on crude oil, and do not import diesel. But the Delhi retail price of diesel at Rs 51.40 includes Rs 1.21 of customs duty.
Lucrative real-estate projects may soon replace petrol pumps in big cities as land owners shy away from renewing their lease agreements with fuel retailers.
The scheme requires bank accounts of the customers, the aadhaar identity and the consumer number at the gas agency to be linked in a common database
Veerappa Moily said some people were politicizing every bold decision taken by the government for political reasons.
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