GAIL (India) has signed contracts for sourcing of natural gas from the PY-1 fields in the Cauvery basin.

GAIL signed a long-term gas sales contract (GSC) with Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOEC) for the PY-1 gas, a company press statement said here on Tuesday.

The state-run gas utility also entered into a back-to- back agreement to supply the gas from PY-1 to PPN Power Generating Company Pvt. Ltd. for its power plant at Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu.

“GAIL supplies are expected to commence shortly,” GAIL said, but did not give the price at which it is buying the fuel. The GSC is for 15 years

For the first six years, GAIL will buy 51,000 million British thermal unit of gas from PY-1 a day.

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