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Will it be a lucrative deal or a loss to import CNG directly ? What is the opinion of experts

When will we have such policy makers who will make the country a strong and vibrant economy with effective long lasting policies ?
Policies and Strategies are by definition required to take future challenges into account and be practical at same time.

CNG VS LNG Issue is one example where even after two decades of foray into Gas Based Energy India is faltering and far from its energy security goals.
CNG VS LNG Issue has been brought out by some prominent media which reported that Centre was planning to import CNG in place of LNG to meet domestic demand.
Govt. Ministry of PNG has asked GAIL and Petronet to explore supply sources and transportation’s etc. to import CNG.
It is to be decided by the Government operational companies like GAIL and Petronet what will be better option for our people to get the relaxation in price hike and in favour of the nation.
It seems India is destined with policy making which is more theoretical in nature with hardly any imposition of responsibility.
But we have questions. Are we always be depended on short term policy ? shall we have some experts who guide our Government for long lastic policy ?. because we have some expert opinion on the subject.
We have taken with various area experts on this issue.
Their opinions are that It will be less viable in the Indian context than the option for North African countries like Algeria and Morocco to ferry CNG to Portugal, Spain and Italy. From Qatar and Iran also the logistics cost will be less viable for Indian market, however there is no harm looking for the possibility of importing CNG to fulfil short term supply requirements in India. It’s economics will be unjustified to take a long term view though.
The cost of bringing 600 ships of CNG volume will be equal to one LNG volume carried in liquid form. Gas transmission for various domestic customers are done anyways by Pipeline infrastructure laid in the country. Line pipe storage is there but will play limited optional reason to accrue its viability. Also look from the angle of logistic and tolling cost besides huge traffic congestion created in nearby sea straits like Hormuz which is a critical passage strategically important for such carriers, the requirement of huge volume for indian subcontinent will be less promising if the macro perspective is analysed. For meeting short supply requirements intermittently, may be reason could be exercised. Once upon a time in year 2005, Myanmar gas was looked as viable option for India or may be Bangladesh. But this could not be materialised because China got the contract to take Burmese Gas through pipeline transmission route because they enjoyed better proximity and political influence on Burma. TAPI line and Oman India Line which are also not practically progressing due to various reasons.
Policies and Strategies are by definition required to take future challenges into account and be practical at same time.
Our experts opinion might be different from the Government advisors. But it is free opinions of loving country professionals .

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