More customers for GSPC Gas

Vol 13, PW 14 (17 Dec 09) News in Brief

GSPC Gas confidently predicts it will soon overtake rival Gujarat Gas in the race for industrial customers.

PETROWATCH learns that on November 30, GSPC Gas signed up its 300th industrial customer: tile manufacturer Slogan Ceramics in Morbi, the ceramic manufacturing hub of India. "We now have 814 factories as customers,â€‌ confirms GSPC Gas.

“Supplies have already begun to 667 of them.â€‌ By contrast the customer base of BG subsidiary Gujarat Gas remains static at around 900 factories in Surat, Ankleshwar and Bharuch.

“We are a young company in the business four years only,â€‌ adds GSPC source. “Gujarat Gas has been around for 20 years.

â€‌ GSPC Gas sells 2.19m cm/d making it India's second largest supplier after Gujarat Gas, which supplies 3.2m cm/d. “We want to be number one in the next 12 months,â€‌ we hear.

Gujarat Gas admits demand from factories is strong but says it will sign up new customers only when it secures additional gas.

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