Hyderabad: Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has agreed to supply 2.5 million metric standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) of re-gassified Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to power starved Andhra Pradesh to enable it generate an additional 500 MW of power.
GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi assured to state's Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy of supplying the gas during their meeting here today, an official release said.
Andhra Pradesh's gas-based power plants have been producing 1,600 MW of electricity less than the total installed capacity of 2,770 MW due to non-availability of gas.
This has pushed the state into darkness and also resulted in forced closure of industries for 12 days a month due to the gap between electricity demand and supply stretching to 35 million units per day.
With uncertainty continuing over natural gas supply from the D6 fields of KG Basin, the state began looking for alternative supplies and requested GAIL for help.


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