Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Puducherry, organised a gas consumer meet recently. Zonal General Manager U.M. Rao, who chaired the meet, announced that GAIL had received the coveted `Greentech Environment Excellence Silver Award 2006' from the UK-based Greentech Foundation.

According to a press release here, U.S. Rao Deputy General Manager and Officer In-Charge (Puducherry), said that from a humble beginning 0.4 MMSCMD (Metric Million Standard Cubic Meter per Day) in 1993 the business of GAIL Cauvery Basin had increased manifold. Now, its natural gas supply stood at 3.2 MMSCMD in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Around 40 gas consumers from various industries, including Aban Power Ltd., Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd., TNEB and Pondicherry Power Corporation Ltd (PPCL), from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry participated in the meet. GAIL supplies 1.8 lakh standard cubic meters of gas a day to PPCL, the release added.