Emergence of IGL

Incorporated in 1998, IGL took over Delhi City Gas Distribution Project in 1999 from GAIL (India) Limited (Formerly Gas Authority of India Limited).

The project was started to lay the network for the distribution of natural gas in the National Capital Territory of Delhi to consumers in the domestic, transport, and commercial sectors. With the backing of strong promoters – GAIL (India) Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) – IGL plans to provide natural gas in the entire capital region.

The two main business objectives of the company are -

  • To provide safe, convenient and reliable natural gas supply to it’s customers in the domestic and commercial sectors.

  • To provide a cleaner, environment-friendly alternative as auto fuel to Delhi’s residents. This will considerably bring down the alarmingly high levels of pollution.

The transport sector uses natural gas as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the domestic and commercial sectors use it as Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and R-LNG is being supplied to industrial establishments.

Future Outlook

IGL continues to augment its infrastructure so as to meet the increasing demand of CNG arising out of growing number of CNG vehicles in Delhi. The growth drivers for increase in demand of CNG are - car manufacturers coming up with CNG variants and Delhi Government’s directive making it mandatory for all LCVs operating in Delhi to run on CNG. The company is in the process of enhancing its compression capacity by adding new stations.

On the PNG front, IGL has planned to expand its business activities in Delhi and its neighbouring towns like Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. Our customers will now be benefited with supply of PNG for non cooking applications like Geysers also. IGL is also working towards expanding its PNG network to cover all charge areas of Delhi.

Industrial and commercial segments would be the focus areas for the organization in the future.