What is the natural gas in India?

India holds 43 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proven gas reserves as of 2017, ranking 22nd in the world and accounting for about 1% of the world’s total natural gas reserves of 6,923 Tcf. India has proven reserves equivalent to 22.1 times its annual consumption.

Where is natural gas mostly found in India?

The estimated reserves of natural gas in India as of 31 March 2018 was 1,339.57 billion cubic meters (BCM), increasing by 3.87% from the previous year. The largest reserves of natural gas are located in the Eastern Offshore (38.13%) and the Western Offshore (23.33%).

What is called natural gas?

natural gas, also called methane gas or natural methane gas, colourless highly flammable gaseous hydrocarbon consisting primarily of methane and ethane. It is a type of petroleum that commonly occurs in association with crude oil.

Which gas is used in India?

In 2015, Indian energy use was dominated by coal, which accounted for 58% of India’s total energy consumption. This was followed by oil at 28%. In contrast, natural gas accounted for 7% of India’s energy consumption. The GoI expected demand for natural gas to grow from 71 BCM in 2011-2012 to 170 BCM in 2016-2017.

Which is the largest producer of natural gas in India?

Notes: Assam is the largest gas-producing state in India. It produces about 8.3 MMSMCD. About 13% of gas reserves are found in Assam.

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Who produce natural gas in India?

Natural Gas

State/Source 2014-15 2016-17
Assam 2958 3128
Gujarat 1527 1580
Rajasthan 1178 1277
Tamil Nadu 1192 983