GAIL (India) Ltd Share Price GAIL
|Chairman & Managing Director||B C Tripathi|
|Director (Projects)||ASHUTOSH KARNATAK|
|Director (Finance)||Subir Purkayastha|
|Independent Director||Anupam Kulshrestha|
|Independent Director||Sanjay Tandon|
|Independent Director||S K Srivastava|
|Company Secretary||A K Jha|
|Nominee (Govt)||Ashish Chatterjee|
|Director (Human Resources)||P K Gupta|
|Independent Director||Anup K Pujari|
|Independent Director||Dinkar Prakash Srivastava|
|Director (Marketing)||Gajendra Singh|
|Part Time Non Official Ind.Dir||Jayanto Narayan Choudhury|
|Part Time Non Official Ind.Dir||Rahul Mukherjee|
|Nominee (Govt)||Indrani Kaushal|
GAIL (India) Ltd is Indias flagship Natural Gas Company, integrating all aspects of the Natural Gas value chain (including Exploration & Production, Processing, Transmission, Distribution and Marketing) and its related services. The company is an integrated energy company along the Natural Gas value chain with global footprints. They have interest in the business of natural gas, LPG, Liquid Hydrocarbons and Petrochemicals. They have also diversified into Exploration & Production, City Gas Distribution and are steadily developing their overseas presence.
GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated on August 16, 1984 as a public limited company with the name Gas Authority of India Ltd. At the time of incorporation, all of the shares were held by the Government of India. Initially, the company started as a gas transmission company during the late eighties, they grew organically over the years by building a large network of natural gas trunk pipelines covering a length of 7850 km.
The company was established to lay an onshore pipeline from Hazira on the west coast to supply natural gas to facilities in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In the year 1986, they started the construction of the pipeline and they completed in the year 1988.
In 1991, the company constructed their first LPG plant at Vijiapur. In 1992, they took over certain of the Regional Pipelines from ONGC and completed their second LPG plant at Vijiapur. Also, in the year 1993, they completed a third LPG plant at Vaghodia. In the year 1995, the Government sold 28.5 million equity shares, representing 3.4% of the companys equity capital, to domestic and qualified foreign investors. In May 1995, they formed Mahanagar Gas Ltd as a joint venture with British Gas and the Government of Maharashtra and own 49.75% of the equity shares.
In 1998, the company completed LPG plants at Usar and Lakwa. In April 1998, they formed PLL, a public limited company under the Companies Act, in which they hold a 12.5% equity interest. In July 1998, they completed upgradation of the pipeline, compressors and various terminals along the HVJ pipeline. In December 1998, the company formed Indraprastha Gas Ltd as a joint venture with BPCL and own 22.5% of the equity shares in Indraprastha.
In February 1999, the Government sold approximately 30.6 million shares, representing a further 3.6% of the equity capital to various domestic and foreign institutional investors in a private placement. In March 1999, the Government sold approximately 5% of the equity capital to each of IOC and ONGC, representing a total of 81.7 million shares.
In March 1999, the company commissioned their petrochemical complex at Pata. Also, they purchased from the Government 2.5% of their equity interest in ONGC, representing a total of 34.3 million shares, for Rs.5.6 billion. In October 1999, the company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with ONGC to purchase natural gas from existing discoveries, which are under production. In March 2000, the company commissioned additional LPG plants at Pata. Also, they commissioned additional LPG plants at Gandhar in March 2001. In June 2001, they invested in Gujarat State Energy Generation Ltd and own 12.85% of their equity shares.
In November 22, 2002, the name of the company was changed from Gas Authority of India Ltd to GAIL (India) Ltd. In June 2003, the company completed the LPG pipeline between Vizag and Secunderabad. In September 2003, the company formed Bhagyanagar Gas Ltd, a joint venture with HPCL, and own 25% of the equity shares.
During the year 2004-05, the company established a wholly owned subsidiary company, namely GAIL Global Singapore Pte Ltd. They incorporated Tripura Natural GasCo Ltd and UP Central Gas Ltd as the joint venture for city gas project in Tripura and Kanpur. The company acquired 15% equity stake in NatGas, Egypt. They signed an agreement for the acquisition of 9% equity stake in China Gas Holdings Ltd, a joint venture for city gas projects in 42 cities of China. The company commissioned Vizag-Secunderabad LPG Pipeline during the year.
During the year 2006-07, the company promoted a subsidiary named Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd, for producing 280,000 MT per annum of petrochemical products at Lepetkata, Assam. They sourced their first spot cargo of LNG from Algeria and later sourced additional spot LNG through PLL, Dahej and Shell, Hazira. The company entered into MoU with Arrow Energy of Australia and Infrastructure Group of Sweden for cooperation in pursuing Coal Bed Methane opportunities in India, Australia and third countries.
During the year 2007-08, the company completed a major pipeline project from Dahej to Dabhol via Panvel to supply gas to RGPPL which started supplying much needed power to the state of Maharashtra. The company signed Gas Sales Agreement with Pragati Power for gas supply to Bawana Power Plant. Also, they executed Gas Supply Agreements with major suppliers like ONGC, PMT etc for augmentation of gas supplies. The company entered into Gas Transmission Agreement (GTA) with Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Limited (RGTIL) for Transmission of natural gas from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin.
In order to strengthen the business activities in the area of Petrochemicals, the company signed an MoU with Reliance Industries Ltd for exploring opportunities for setting up a mega petrochemical complex outside India in one of the gas rich countries. Also, they signed an MoU with ONGCL to work jointly for transportation, distribution and marketing of natural gas from their new gas finds in KG basin and Mahanadi basin.
During the year, the company signed a Gas Cooperation Agreement with Government of Pondicherry envisaging setting up of a coordination group to study the demand potential of the Union Territory of Pondicherry for R-LNG / CNG / PNG. Also, they signed an MoU with ITERA Oil & Gas Company of Russia for cooperation in projects such as CNG, Gas based Petrochemicals and E&P.
During the year 2008-09, the company acquired one exploration block in Cauvery Onland as Operator in NELP-VII bidding round. They signed an MoU with IOCL for evaluating the potential of setting up of petrochemical complex in Barauni, Bihar. Also, they signed an MoU with IFFCO to evaluate the potential of setting up of gas based power plant & other industries including chemicals, fertilizers, CNG & PNG in India. They laid the foundation stone of the sixth gas cracker furnace at Pata Plant. Also, they won rights for rolling out city gas distribution projects in Meerut. Sonepat, Dewas and Kota.
During the year, the company completed connectivity to Pune city gas and consumers of Usar (Mumbai) region. Further, they provided connectivity to supply piped natural gas to City Gate stations at Noida, Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad. They signed Term Sheets for supply of natural gas to Barauni Plant of Urvarak Videsh Ltd and Bhatinda, Panipat and Nangal Plants of National Fertilizers Ltd. In May 27, 2008, the company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, GAIL Gas Ltd for implementation of the City Gas Distribution projects.
During the year 2009-10, the company completed commissioning of various pipelines having a total length of about 700 km, including Dadri - Bawana pipeline for supplying gas to Pragati Power Corporation Ltd and Chainsa- Sultanpur Pipeline, which will facilitate supplying about 34 MMSCMD gas to around 65 customers. In March 2010, the company commissioned a wind energy project of 4.5 MW capacity at Sinoi (Anjar), District Bhuj in Gujarat, at a cost of Rs 27.7 crore.
During the year 2010-11, the Company completed various pipelines having length of about 761 kilometers which includes Vijaipur-Dadri Pipeline (498 km), Sultanpur-Neemrana Pipeline (175 km) and Focus Energy Pipeline (88 km). The company siccessfully commissioned a wind energy power project of 4.5 MW capacity at Sinoi in Kutch District of Gujarat at a cost of Rs 27.7 crore. As of March 31, 2011, the Company had seven liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plants.
In October 2010, the company commenced construction of the Karanpur - Moradabad - Kashipur - Rudrapur / Pant Nagar Natural Gas Pipeline at Kashipur. The entire project is targeted to be completed by January 2012. In January 2011, the companys joint venture Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) is implementing the Assam Gas Cracker Project by setting up a $1.2 billion petrochemical complex in Lepetkata, Assam. The initial planning phase started in 2007, and the project is scheduled to be commissioned in April 2012.
In June 2011, the company and Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (KSIIDC) signed a joint venture agreement to jointly pursue various natural gas related business activities in Karnataka. The joint venture agreement will lead to the formation of a joint venture company which will have an authorized share capital of Rs 1 billion. GAIL will hold 26% equity in the company, while KSIIDC will have 24%. The balance 50% equity will be held by Financial Institutions, Investors and strategic partners.
In September 2011, the company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary GAIL Global (USA) Inc in USA which acquired working interest to the extent of 20% in Eagle Ford assets (Shale assets) held by Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. in USA.
In 2012, the companies subsidiary GAIL Gas has signed an agreement to set up an Rs 5,000 crore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility around Kakinada or Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. During the year under review, the company proposes to sign a gas deal with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to provide 2.5 million standard cubic meters per day domestic gas to the state, to help the fuel-starving power units in Andhra Pradesh. The company targets for over 85 MMSCMD Gas Marketing and 121 MMSCMD Gas Transmission in FY 2012-13 - Signs Annual MoU with MoP&NG. The company signs agreement with ITPL International Technology Park Ltd for supplying natural gas, during the year under review. GAIL Gas Limited, through its joint venture APGDC, inks pact with GDF Suez LNG UK for setting up FSRU in Andhra Pradesh. GAIL India Ltd signs a Gas Sales & Purchase Agreement (GSPA) to import gas from Turkmenistan to be transported through the TAPI pipeline during the year under review. The company also completes joint venture formalities with Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). The company also signs various colloboration agreements with ONGC during the year under review. In 2013, State Govt approves GAIL-Vadodara Municipal Corporation(VMC) Joint Venture for piped gas connections in Vadodara. The companies consortium, Deep Energy secures exploration blocks. The company also commissions 5 mn tonne LNG terminal at Dabhol. During the year, the company also entered in Solar Power generation by commissioning 5 MW Solar Power Plant under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. The companies C&MD, Shri B C Tripathi, conferred the prestigious Best LNG Executive Global Award for 2013 at CWCs 14th World LNG Summit being held at Paris -Dabhol-Bengaluru Pipeline Project awarded as Premier Project in large construction category at Platts Global Energy Awards 20130. The company during the year signs Gas Cooperation Agreement with Government of Bihar. The company and Shipping Corporation join hands for LNG Shipping. In 2014, The company secured Gas supply n US for export of 2.3 MMTPA LNG to India from Dominion Cove Point LNG Liquefaction Terminal. A MoU with RCF, CIL & FCIL executed for implementing Coal Gasification project at Talcher comprising of JV-I (coal gasification) and JV-II (Urea & Ammonia, Ammonium Nitrate, captive power plant and integrated utility) was also signed by the company during the year under review. The company was declared the top Indian company in the Gas-Processing, Distribution and Marketing Sector for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2014 during the year under review. The company was also adjudged Best Performing Company (Maharatna category) at the India Today PSU Awards 2014. APGDC, GDF SUEZ, Shell and the company signed MOUs for the floating LNG terminal in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
In 2015, -Indian Oil and GAIL (India) Ltd, two Maharatna Public Sector Companies of India, signed MoU with Dhamra LNG Terminal (DLTPL). The company also signed Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the company for the procurement of natural gas. The company signs MoU with SDMC to provide civic services in Bhikaiji Cama Place Services during the year under review. GAIL Gas Ltd and Rajasthan State Petroleum Corp, signed an agreement for developing natural gas infrastructure in Rajasthan during the year under review. During the year 2015, the company completed GAILs Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline Project that connects Barauni in Bihar. The company during the year partnered TERI to develop document on climate change.