Natural Gas is one of the most important natural resource in Tripura. Natural Gas is available in non-associate form with high methane content of upto 97%, which makes it suitable for use as feedstock for production of Ammonia, Urea, Methanol, etc.
As of date (April 2020) Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PEL) have been issued for 5. 2 Blocks to ONGC (one Block is under NELP–III and other is OALP= ), one Block to the Consortium of GAIL and M/s Jubilant Oil & Gas Pvt. Ltd. (under NELP–IV), One Block to Vedanta Ltd and 1 Block to Oil India Ltd. The exploration work by both ONGC and the GAIL Consortium is going on.
Till date (April 2020) total 21 Petroleum Mining Lease (PML) Blocks are available in Tripura. 20 PML Blocks are with ONGC and 1 Blocks is with OIL .
Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited is a Joint Venture Company of GAIL, TIDC and AGCL, engaged in supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for Vehicles.
As of date (April 2020)PNGRB has allotted 3 authorized area (Geographical Area) to TNGCL for CGD network. These are namely Agartala GA, West Tripura GA and Gomati GA.
As on 31.03.2020, total 12000 nos. (Car – 6799; Auto Rickshaw – 3,751; Bus – 70) were running on CNG and there were total 37000 domestic, 415 commercial and 49 industrial consumers. The company supplies gas to industrial consumers in Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex. The Company is currently operating CNG stations at A. D. Nagar, Radhanagar, TRTC complex and Udaipur and Khayerpur, Khowai. The company has plans to set up additional CNG stations at Bishramganj, Bishalgarh and Teliamura. Similarly, the domestic gas supply network is also gradually being expanded.
Additional subsidies/ incentives shall be provided to the industrial enterprises which continue to operate for 5 years from the date of commencement of commercial production. The provisions for providing additional subsidy to industrial enterprises after 5 years shall be operate as follows:
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