The Gas Authority of India Limited, the subcontinent’s largest gas pipeline operator, may be in line for exclusive marketing rights for gas produced from Reliance Industries’ offshore D6 Block.
‘The Bombay High Court, which is hearing a dispute over how gas from the project should be supplied to power generators and fertilizer companies, may appoint Gail to manage the flows. The court had reportedly said that it could change an existing injunction preventing Reliance from selling the gas to anyone other than Reliance Natural Resources, a separate midstream arm of India’s giant Reliance comglomerate. Gas from the project, which is set to flow by the end of next month, will be landed at Kakinada, in Andhra Pradesh state. Another official said government official had held talks with Reliance and Gail over the matter as early as six weeks ago.