RIL: Supply contraints restrict KG-D6 gas output at 63 mmscmd

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries today said it is producing 63-64 million standard cubic meters per day of gas from KG-D6 fields, over 20 per cent less than the potential due to constraints in pipelines transporting the fuel to consumers.

“We have already tested facilities for producing (peak output of) 80 mmscmd (from eastern offshore KG-D6 fields) … we are however maintaining production at 63-64 mmscmd currently,” RIL Executive Director P M S Prasad told reporters here.

The company is forced to restrict output as state-owned gas utility GAIL’s pipelines in the west and north India do not have capacity to transport additional gas.

“There is pipeline constraint,” he said. GAIL hopes to complete expansion of its main trunk line HVJ this year after which more gas can be moved to consumers.

Prasad said RIL was currently producing about 21,000 barrels per day of oil from the D6 block and would need to drill 1-2 more wells to reach the peak output of 35,000 bpd.



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