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Natural Gas Markets in India

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Sanjay Kumar Kar
  • Ayush Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Natural Gas Market Scenario in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Gas Sourcing, Contract, and Pricing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Ayush Gupta, Bhavesh Gupta
      Pages 45-55
    3. Pramod Paliwal
      Pages 75-93
  4. City Gas Distribution in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. S. K. Kudaisya, Sanjay Kumar Kar
      Pages 113-165
    3. Sanjay Kumar Kar, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Bhashit Dholakia
      Pages 167-196
  5. Legal, Regulatory Developments: Impact on Natural Gas Market in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. T. P. Rao, Sanjay Kumar Kar
      Pages 251-273
  6. Other Important Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Ayush Gupta, Sanjay Kumar Kar, Amit Ray, D. V. Shastry
      Pages 331-345

About this book


This book shares the latest market developments and advances in natural gas demand, supply, transmission, distribution, and consumption, with a special emphasis on the Indian context. Chapters are written by researchers and industry professionals working in the field of natural gas and energy to provide deeper insights into natural gas market structure, market development, business opportunities and market growth. Topics covered include, natural gas demand-supply, exploration and production policy, downstream regulatory developments, city gas distribution, pipeline, pricing, and taxation policies impacting natural gas market developments in India. The book will be useful to researchers, professionals, and policy makers working in the area of natural gas and related fields.


City gas distribution Liquefied natural gas (LNG) Natural gas Natural gas pricing Pipeline

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Kumar Kar
    • 1
  • Ayush Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management StudiesRajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum TechnologyNoidaIndia
  2. 2.GAIL Training InstituteNoidaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kar is the Head of the Department of Management Studies at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais, India. Prior to joining RGIPT, Dr. Kar taught at the Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhi Nagar. As a visiting faculty, he had been associated with the Chonnal National University (South Korea), National Institute of Fashion Technology, India and other national level management institutes. He has more than 14 years of research and teaching experience. He regularly contributes articles to refereed journals and books. He is the co-editor of “Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy” published by Springer 2015.  He has contributed numerous book chapters to several books published by reputed international publishers. To his credit, he has several case studies, research papers, book chapters, conference papers and presentations. Sanjay regularly writes columns for Economic Times(Energy World), Financial Express, Daily News Analysis (DNA), HansIndia, Iran Review, Modern diplomacy, and South Asia Monitor. His current research interests are in the area of retailing, distribution of petroleum and natural gas, energy policy and green energy.

Ayush Gupta  is a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee, MBA in Operations Management and a Research Scholar, Ayush has a rich experience of over 24 years in Process and Oil & Gas Industry. He has served the industry in various functions and capacities encompassing project management, operations and maintenance, training and currently working as Deputy General Manager (HRD) with largest public sector natural gas transmission and distribution company in india, GAIL India Limited, New Delhi. A Chevening scholar, Mr. Gupta has presented several papers at national and international forums and has been instrumental in design, development and delivery of a number of courses related to Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Management, O&M, Cathodic Protection and skill development for natural gas sector.


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