LANCO and Utran win D6 gas

Vol 13, PW 7 (10 Sep 09) News in Brief

Only two of five power stations for which the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) sought D6 gas in July have won a confirmed â€کallocation’.

PETROWATCH learns Hyderabad-based LANCO and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) received confirmation letters from the oil ministry in late August. LANCO will receive 1.75m cm/d D6 gas for its 366-MW second unit at Kondapalli in Andhra Pradesh; GSECL will receive 1.21m cm/d for its 374-MW Utran plant in Gujarat.

Both plants will be supplied gas for five years at the Kakinada landfall price of $4.2/mmbtu. In July, five power stations originally meant to be commissioned by March 2010 asked for a total of 4.73m cm/d D6 gas with the CEA’s help: GMR Energy (220-MW Tanir Bavi); North Delhi Power (108-MW Rithala); Indraprastha Power Generation Company (250-MW first unit of proposed 1500-MW plant at Bawana); plus LANCO and Utran.

IPGCL, NDPL and GMR Energy have to date still not received any gas allocation.