Delhi: Reliance Industries, which recently converted
its Jamnagar refinery into an export-oriented unit, has
informed the government that it has decided to reduce
LPG production by around 1 million metric tonne per annum
(mmtpa) from mid-2008.
company plans to reduce LPG production to around 1.6 mmtpa
is one of the significant producers of LPG in the private
sector. Together with Essar, it produces 2.6 million tonne
of LPG every year, where Essar''s contribution is stated
to be between 0.3-0.1 million tonne per year.
of LPG is a politically sensitive issue and the government
has had to initiate several steps in the past to maintain
regular and routine supplies of LPG for the domestic market.
country requires about 10.7 mt of LPG per annum -10 mt
consumption and about 0.76 mt for auto LPG. In 2006-07,
both public and private sector refiners in India produced
8.4 mt of LPG while public sector OMCs had to import 2.3
mt to bridge the gap. The annual LPG production capacity
of public sector OMCs is around 5.7 mt.