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ONGC expresses inability to supply gas for Pragati power plant

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New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has expressed its inability to supply additional gas for Phase II of the Pragati Power Plant as per a request by the Delhi government.

The Delhi Government had requested allocation of 1.7 MMSCMD Gas for the proposed Pragati Power Plant phase II. One of the sources is additional gas likely to be available during 2007 from ONGC's Panna-Mukta-Tapti joint venture British Gas and Reliance Industries.

However, the ONGC has informed that it as it has already tied up its share with its customers, it has no surplus gas to supply to Pragati Power Plant phase II, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha Patel told the Lok Sabha today.

Replying to a question during Question Hour, Mr Patel said the Ministry had, however, suggested to the Delhi Government that the Pragati power project may approach ONGC's partners in the PMT JV, British Gas and Reliance industries, for a gas tie-up with them.

They may either approach these partners directly or authorise GAIL on their behalf to negotiate tie up with them on commercial considerations, the Minister said.

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