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KG-D6 Gas Supplies To Power Plants Stop

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Natural gas supplies from Reliance Industries' KG-D6 block to power plants has completely stopped after output from the eastern offshore fields dropped to an all-time low.

Beginning this week, none of the 25 power plants that were allocated gas from KG-D6 fields, are getting any supplies, industry sources said.

This follows KG-D6 output dipping to an all-time low of 17.3 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) this week.

Of this, about 15.2 mmscmd was supplied to top priority urea-making fertiliser plants and about 2 mmscmd was consumed by state-owned GAIL India Ltd's LPG extraction units.

The rest was used to fire the East-West pipeline that transports the fuel from its landfall point at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh to Brauch in Gujarat.

This left no gas for power plants, which are placed third on the priority list of consumers receiving KG-D6 gas.

A RIL spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comments.