World over, the Governments are trying to increase the share of clean energy resources in the energy baskets to meet the increasing energy demands that has led to the role of gas has evolved significantly evolution of role of gas in the energy mix. The Indian Government envisages the country to become gas based economy to provide affordable energy and being a green fuel, will also promise sustainable future.
Chemtech will organise the 2nd edition of GASTech World Expo and parallel international conference on 4-6 March 2020 in Mumbai. Chemtech is privileged to have Mr. Rajeev Mathur, Executive Director (CA) & OSD to CMD, GAIL Ltd once again as the Chairman for the GASTech World Expo 2020 after very successful launch of event under his leadership in 2018.
GASTech World Expo and concurrent conference will bring together the representatives of the Government, key decision makers and stakeholders from the businesses of Natural Gas producers, LNG supplies, Liquefaction & Regasification, Transportation & Storage, Infrastructure & Logistics, CGD distribution and end user industries viz. power, steel, automotive, chemicals &
Mr. Rajeev MathurExecutive Director (Corporate Affairs) & OSD to CMD,GAIL India Ltd
Natural Gas, being a Green and Clean Fuel, has great potential to become the primary energy source in the global energy mix. I am glad that CHEMTECH has taken the initiative in organising GASTech World Expo to highlight the Green Fuel potential and the future of LNG as a sustainable transportation fuel.
Dr. Ashutosh KarnatakDirector ProjectsGAIL Ltd
In line with Government’s plan to increase the share of Natural Gas from 6% to 15% in the country’s energy mix, it is imperative to create balance between the infrastructure development and polices towards City Gas Destruction (CGD) System in India. Cross country gas pipeline is the key enabler in CGD to make the country as a Gas-based Economy.
Mr. Nitin PatilCEOGujarat Gas Ltd
Energy availability is the key to India’s economic growth and currently coal is the primary energy source of power generation. However looking at the environmental impact of coal-fired plants and India’s commitment at COP 21, switching to natural gas to generate power is a prudent choice.Factors such as higher availability, development of transmission and distribution infrastructure, cost savings and its eco-friendly characteristics are propelling its use.
Mr.Sarthak BehuriaExecutive Director LNG & LPGAdani Gas Ltd
Government’s ambitious plan to increase natural gas share in the energy mix to 15% by 2020 is doable and it required a proper roadmap. With many gas fields expected to come online, increase in LNG imports will ensure supply security for India’s gas demand. Development of last mile connectivity, promotion of PNG & CNG is required in boosting the gas usage in the country.
Mr. I S RaoExecutive Director – Natural GasBPCL
LNG will be the largest contributor in the Gas sector due to constraint of gas flow through Cross-country and intercontinental gas pipelines. It is expected that many new LNG producing countries and more expansion in liquefaction will be taking place all over the world. While the major LNG supplier will be countries like US, Australia and some to extent in the coming days, India, China and other Asian countries will be driving the LNG market as the leading consumers of it.
Mr. Sturat AnsonBDMShell
A rapid transition in Energy Mix is required for a low-carbon economy, managing the risk & climate change and providing energy to all in sustainable manner by cutting emissions. The transition is on the way driven by many factors like; economic reforms, evolving customer habits, emerging technologies, introduction of National policies to cutting carbon emissions and local pollutants, etc. Gas and renewable in the energy mix will certainly be the transition for a low carbon future.
Mr.Rajnish GoswamiGeneral Manager, LNG Marketing, SE Asia , India Sub continent & Middle East,Anadarko, Singapore Pte Ltd.
The new and emerging sourcing strategy in LNG purchase must have greater flexibility, mix of various indices, supply security and a basket of short term, long term and spot term LNG. Though the combined capacity of current and planned LNG regasifying facilities in India will be around 82 MMTPA, there is a need of capacity expansion and their ability to scale up, along with need of infrastructure development for increased gas penetration.
Mr. A M TambekarManaging DirectorMaharashtra Natural Gas Limited
Natural Gas has its inherent qualities to be a popular and most preferably fossil fuel over others hydrocarbon fuels. India has a lot of potential for developing of Natural Gas as being a green fuel looking at the energy security of its huge populace of as well as the country’s commitment to COP 21.
Mr. Rajesh MedirattaDirectorIndia Energy Exchange
Coal-to-Gas route is vital for India to boost the sustainable energy alternative in the current scenario. However, it is needed to adapt proven technologies to rapidly shore up thermal efficiency in power generation, and carry out-diffusion of cutting-edge emission-abatement equipment nationally, even as we actively seek to raise the share of renewables in our energy mix.
Mr. Rahul Deep Singh,MDHazira LNG Terminal
As the country plans to double its regasification capacity to 62.2 million tons per annum (Mtpa) by 2022, the major Infrastructure developing will be coming on both West and East coasts. This will lead country’s LNG imports as well as require more infrastructure development of CGD Network.
Mr.Darshan HiranandaniMDH Energy
Efficient, easy to transport and with a high calorific value, natural gas could play an important role in a clean energy future for India. This necessitates the development of import and distribution infrastructure including new import terminals, adequate storage and regasification facilities, and distribution networks to deliver gas to the end-customer.
Mr. S V KherDirector (B&T)Shipping Corporation of India
The key attributes of FSRUs – an ability to enable gas companies to commence LNG imports relatively cheaply and quickly – ensures that the global portfolio of FSRU projects continues to grow strongly.
Mr.Prabhat SinghManaging DirectorPetronet LNG
India has massive plans to expand its LNG infrastructure. However, most of these plans involve the setting up of LNG terminals. There is an urgent need to come up with plans to build a strong LNG supply chain through investments in procuring/building LNG ships and laying adequate pipeline networks to connect gas fields to liquefaction plants without which it will not be possible to transport gas.
Dr. Walter M. Hart, Ph.D., P.E.Vice PresidentNatural Gas Liquids
Worldwide, gas is the preferred feedstock for the power plants and India should use LNG as feedstock for power plants for its burgeoning energy demand. However, a holistic plan should require to match the world’s share of natural gas to 15 per cent in energy mix and addressing the existing challenges of inadequacy of infrastructure on supply side.
Mr. K. K. GandhiExecutive DirectorSociety of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)
Both the Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are accelerating the global adoption of clean vehicles in much extent. Factors like technology, policy, and economic opportunities, as well as obstacles, of both are considering as well as relevant issues include harmonization of standards, interoperability, public vs. private investment, and grid/pipeline integration.
Mr.Anish DePartner & Head, Strategy & Operations Advisory (Infrastructure)KPMG India
India plans to move to a sustainable gas-based economy requires more domestic gas production by policy flexibility as well as importing larger volumes of LNG. However, the challenge remains in distribution, not least the lack of well-functioning gas supply chain infrastructure.
Mr. D K SarrafChairmanPetroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board
Keeping in mind that the proportion of natural gas resources in India is at 6.2% compared to 24% globally, our main aim is to maximise the number of connections to reach the target of 25% energy consumption through natural gas by 2030.
Mr.Vivek JoshiExecutive DirectorNatural Gas Society
The demand of gas is mostly drive by the transport and fertilizers sectors, power plants and industrial sector. An efficient, well-functioning supply chain that is scaled to match demand will increasingly become part of India’s LNG import and distribution networks.