MNGL learning from big brother Sabarmati

Vol 16, PW 13 (24 Jan 13) News in Brief

Pune-based Maharashtra Natural Gas (MNGL) is getting a little help from its big brother and fellow Bharat Petroleum joint venture Sabarmati Gas, based in Gujarat.

PETROWATCH learns MNGL managing director AK Mittal and director commercial CK Jain were in Gandhinagar on January 17 to study the Sabarmati Gas model, paying close attention to Sabarmati’s use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) computer programmes to manage stakeholders. “Yes competition is cut-throat between CGDs but all that stays in the market,” says a senior Sabarmati source.

“There is a lot of camaraderie between us.” Sabarmati is selling 825,000 cm/d of piped gas to over 200 factories, 60,000 households and 300 businesses in the north Gujarat districts of Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Gandhinagar.

It also sells CNG through 20 stations. MNGL sells 100,000 cm/d piped gas to 3500 households and 50 factories in addition to CNG from 15 stations.