Petroleum Economist

India prepares launch of gas hub

Published 12:00 20th Sep 2018.

Trevor Sikorski highlights why India's morphing into a gas-hub might be a slow process

"The planned gas hub would have to be located near India's main gas pipeline networks, most likely in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra or Andhra Pradesh, where more advanced infrastructure is located.

Yet analysts see India's morphing into a gas-hub as a slow process. "There are a number of technical issues that need to be ironed out before you can have something that looks like a gas market and looks like a meaningful price, where people can trade and undertake risk management," says Trevor Sikorski, head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at consultancy Energy Aspects."