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Gail to set up India’s first coal-to-gas plant

India’s Gail is expected to set up the country’s first coal-to-gas conversion plant in the state of Odisha.
By Staff reporter 11 January 2018 0 29058

India’s Gail is expected to set up the country’s first coal-to-gas conversion plant in the state of Odisha, according to The Shillong Times.

Dhamendra Pradhan, the country’s petroleum minister, announced that synthetic gas produced from coal could be cheaper than natural gas.

India is in the process of trying to increase its oil and gas production in a bid to reduce its reliance on imports.

Gail is expected to enlist the help of other public sector companies such as Coal India, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers,...