The natural gas market in India is witnessing growth and capacity expansions to meet the growing demand for gas consumption as a result of growth in industrial, auto and commercial sector. Increased economic activity is providing the players an opportunity for growth and expansion.
The report provides a brief introduction to the natural gas industry. The market overview includes information regarding the Indian market scenario, market size and growth as well as the demand from various sectors in the coming years. It also highlights the various pricing mechanisms, price fluctuations, value chain and the major existing and proposed pipelines. The import section focuses upon the demand supply gap, imports made in last 5 years and the major countries of import.
An analysis of drivers explains growth factors such as increasing spend by the government, preference of industry for an alternate fuel, increase in gas reserves, deregulation of auto fuel prices, CNG is a cheaper fuel and new transmission tariff will generate more revenue. The key challenges identified include lack of exploration and low level of technology, gas flaring, lack of transport pipelines and a likely price increase. The role of the government has been highlighted and includes the major policies which govern the natural gas sector. The primary trends indentified include major investments in natural gas, emphasis on developing pipelines and development of city gas.
The competition section provides the market structure along with the brief profiles of the major players in the market along with their financials.