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Government has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in energy mix to 15% in 2030 

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  • December 10, 2021
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Government has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in energy mix to 15% in 2030 

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Energy

In News: The Government has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in energy mix to 15% in 2030 from about 6.7% now. 

  • To achieve the target, following initiatives have been taken: –
  • Expansion of National Gas Grid to about 35,000 Km from current 20,000 Km.
  • Expansion of CGD network -11th CGD round launched on 17.09.2021. After completion of 11th city gas distribution (CGD) round, 96% of India’s population and 86% of its geographic area would be covered under CGD network.
  • Setting up of LNG Terminals.
  • Allocation of domestic gas to CNG (T) / PNG (D) in no cut category.
  • Allowing marketing and pricing freedom to gas produced from high pressure/high temperature areas, deep water & ultra-deep water and from coal seams.
  • SATAT initiatives to promote Bio-CNG.

Considering the demand of natural gas across sectors and the possibility of price of LNG coming down in future, current high prices do not threaten India’s goal to boost the use of gas in its energy mix.

News Source: PIB 

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