Comptroller and Auditor General unable to access Reliance documents on KG Basin project

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on Saturday that it is in the process of auditing government's gas contract with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), but has not been able to access the books of the contractor for about two years.

According to the sources the audit of the capital expenditure of Rs 45,000 crore by RIL in its Krishna-Godavari Basin gas fields, has gone into a limbo.

Earlier, the Director General of Hydrocarbons V.K.Sibal said, "The CAG team has carried out the audit work."

The CAG official said the special audit was being done on the government's request under the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) for finding natural gas and other petroleum products.

The CAG is also auditing over six other contracts between Government and RIL.

RIL is investing USD 8.836 billion (about Rs 42,500 crore) in developing the Dhirubhai-1 and 3 gas finds in block KG-D6 - first two of the 18 gas finds in the block. (ANI)

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