6th City Gas Stakeholders Conference cum Exhibition 2019


Caring for the environment, Government of India committed itself for the gas based economy, increasing gas share in Indian energy basket from 6.2% in 2018 to 15% by 2025 as against world average 24%. The major share of NG is expected in CGD retail sector. Starting with humble beginning in 1992, CGD has achieved 43 lakh household connections and 1,450 CNG stations accounting for 25.01 mmscmd in October 2018 gas consumption in CGD. Till 8 round of bidding 10% area and 18% population of India was covered for gas supply and during 9 round of bidding, additional coverage of 24% area and 26% population has been covered, which calls for a capital outlay of Rs. 120,000 Crore. PNGRB on 20.11.18 announced the 10 round bidding where 50 GAs are put on bid. On the conclusion of this round, 53% area 70% population of India can have access to natural gas.

This conference addresses the quintessential question- what needs to be done to sustain such a fast growing trend in CGD. Looking the growth trend of CGD for two and half decades, the committed work programme is highly ambitious. This conference also intends to find the innovative ideas, conducive to achieve such ambitious targets.

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Day – 1 -7 March


10.00 – 11:15 am

Inaugural Session


D.K. Sarraf, Chairman, PNGRB

B C Tripathi, Chairman, Gail India

Prabhat Singh, MD& CEO, PLL

A.K. Singh, Director, IOCL

E.S. Ranganathan, MD, IGL

Suresh Manglani, CEO, Adani Gas


11:15- 11.45 am

Tea /Coffee Break

11.45 am 1.15 pm

Session 2 - Stakeholder‘s Forum -1

{ Pipe manufacturer –Steel/PE/Polyamide , (PA 12)/Poly Nylon, Meter, Valves and Fittings, Contractors }

Key Speakers:

Manish Jain, , AVP, Welspun

Saugata Chaudhuri, Country Manager, TOTAL

Marek Gabrys , VP , AIUT Poland

Ketan Shah, Head Utility ,  Georg Fischer

Sangram K Das, Director, Hari Udyog Pvt Ltd


1.15 pm- 2.15pm

Session 3 – Stakeholder ‘s  Forum – 2

{ Compressor, Dispenser, and Cylinders, Consultants, Skill Development- Academia }

Key Speakers:

Anuradha,  Delta Compressor

Deepak Katkar , CMD, Care Group

Surender Kaul , Advisor, INDORUSS SYNERGY


3.45 pm - 4.15 pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4.15 pm -5.30 pm

Session 4 –  Overview  Of  CGD Growth

{Global, India, Learning Curve Based- SWOT Analysis }

Key Speakers:

Amrender Kumar, Managing Director, CUGL

Ashit Jana , CEO, Gail Gas

M.  Ravindran, Sr. Advisor, Think Gas

Gyanendra Sharma, GM, MGL


Day -2-8 March


10.00 am -11.15 am

Session 5 – Learning From Past and Preparing For Future

{ Evolution of CGD in India, Resonance Workshop on Innovative Ideas 2018, Interactive session- outcome of industry academia }

Key Speakers:

Rajeev Mathur, ED, Gail India

Namit Munshi, MD, Nishal Group

Ashutosh Agrawal- Dy. Director, W&M

Upinder Kumar , CGM, Petronet LNG Ltd

Surya Prakash, Co-founder, Samrividhi


11.15am 11.45 am

Tea /Coffee Break

11.45 am 1.15 pm

Session 6- New Technologies and  Challenges

{ Line pipe (Steel, PE), 3 in 1 CNG Dispensing, Type IV Cylinder, LNG Fuelling transport sector, Increasing Gas Consumption (SSS Model), Bio Gas for CGD application }

Key Speakers:

Narender Kumar, Advisor, Torrent

Pavneet Batra, GM BD,  IGL

Nayan Pandya, MD, Cryo Gas Equipment

David Lee, Head Overseas , Endurance China

1.15 pm- 2.15pm


2.15 pm - 3.45pm

Session7 –  Economic Analysis Of CGD Project

{ Project cost optimization, Quick monetization, Working capital, Sensitivity analysis, Option for Plough back the profit, Energy Price Hedging }

Key Speakers:

Sourav Mitra, Associate Director, CRISIL

Shrvan Yadav, AVP, SBI Capital

Akhilesh Negi , Director,REPL

Deepak Mehta , Head Energy & Agri , MCX


3.45 pm - 4.15 pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4.15pm-5.30 pm

Session 8 - Panel discussion - Policy  & Regulatory Issues concerning CGD

{Policy & Regulatory issuesconcerning CGD}

Key Panelist:

S. Rath, Member PNGRB

Madhukar Sharma, Country Head, ASME

Dr. B. S. Negi , Chairman , REPL


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