Govt not discriminating in Ambani gas row: Deora

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Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani
New Delhi, Aug 3: Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Monday, Aug 3 said that the government was not discriminating against Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL) in the Ambani gas dispute.

Deora said, "Gas to be produced from Reliance Industries' KG-D6 fields has to be utilised in accordance with the gas utilisation policy approved by the government. RIL will have to provide gas to customers subject to government policy."

He also said that there was no discrimination against Uttar Pradesh in the gas policy and revealed that five power plants in the state would get gas from K G Basin.

The Petroleum Minister also claimed that RIL was producing 35 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) of gas from KG-D6 fields currently and the output would eventually to go up to 80 mmscmd.

Deora said, "Anil Ambani Group's proposed Dadri power plant would be taken up for allocating natural gas from KG-D6 fields along with other similar upcoming gas-fired power plants."

After Deora finished his statement on the gas allocation issue, there was an uproar in the Lok Sabha by Samajwadi Party and the House was adjourned for two hours.

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