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Govt to enhance natural gas prod by exploration: Lakshmi

Posted on Nov 23, 04:54PM | UNI

In order to enhance the indigenous production of natural gas, the Government is offering more unexplored areas for exploration through bidding rounds, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

So far, 254 blocks had been awarded under nine rounds of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP), Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi said in a written reply.

The deficit in the producton of natural gas, meanwhile, was being met mainly through imports, she said.

Alternate energy sources such as Coal Bed Methane (CBM), Gas Hyderate and Shale Gas and Oil Shale were also being explored, she said.