India’s gas consumption up 6.6% year on year

Record LNG imports pushed up India’s gas consumption over the 2016-2017 financial year Record LNG imports pushed up India’s gas consumption over the 2016-2017 financial year.
By Andrew Walker 11 May 2017 0 25858

India’s gas consumption increased by 6.6% in the 2016-2017 financial year, according to statistics from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell. The country’s consumption of gas fell from a high of 59 billion cubic metres in 2010-2011 to 45.3 bcm in 2014-2015 before rebounding to 49.7 bcm in 2016-2017, mostly because the country was importing more LNG.

Most of India’s gas is produced offshore, but onshore production increased in some Indian states in 2016-2017, albeit by relatively small...

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